Monday, November 5, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 11-02-2012

38 North

Air University

·         Air & Space Power Journal, November-December 2012, v. 26, no. 6
o    For and from Cyberspace: Conceptualizing Cyber Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
o    Manned Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance: Strategic, Tactical . . . Both?
o    The F-22 Acquisition Program: Consequences for the US Air Force's Fighter Fleet
o    Personnel Recovery: Strategic Importance and Impact
o    Airmen: Delivering Decision Advantage
o    The Evolution of Air Force Targeting
o    ISR Focus: A Culminating Point for Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
o    ISR Focus: Realizing the Potential for Analytics: Arming the Human Mind
o    Lightning Strikes and Thunder Claps: The Strategic Bomber and Air Superiority

American Enterprise Institute

 American Security Project (ASP)

·         Climate Security Report (CSR)  
·         CSR Part 1 - Climate Change & Security
·         CSR Part 2 - Climate Change & Global Security 
·         CSR Part 3 - Climate Change & the Homeland

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center

·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR), October 2012, v. 19, no. 10
o    Update: Cold weather injuries, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, July 2007-June 2012
o    Thyroid disorders among active component military members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2002-2011
o    Reported vectorborne and zoonotic diseases, U.S. Air Force, 2000-2011
o    Reported vectorborne and zoonotic diseases, U.S. Army and U.S. Navy, 2000-2011
o    Surveillance Snapshot: influenza immunization among health care workers, August 2002-April 2012

Armed Forces Journal

·         AFJ, October 2012
o    Five Imperatives for an Army in Transition (features)
o    A Long War in the Shadows (features)
o    Armor‘s Asymmetric Advantage (features)
o    Redrawing the COCOM Map (commentary)
o    Small Devices and Big Data (commentary)
o    Air Force Cyber Vision 2025 (commentary)
o    New World Disorder (commentary)

Army War College (AWC)

·         Parameters, Summer 2012, v. 42, no. 2
o    Fortissimus Inter Pares: The Utility of Landpower in Grand Strategy
o    Chinese Algebra: Understanding the Coming Changes of the Modern Chinese State
o    The Accidental Pirate: Reassessing the Legitimacy of Counterpiracy Operations
o    Leaving the Graveyard: The Soviet Union's Withdrawal From Afghanistan
o    Cultivating Strategic Thinking: The Eisenhower Model
o    General McClellan and the Politicians Revisited
o    Cross Roads or Cross Purposes? Tensions Between Military and Humanitarian Providers
o    One Team, One Fight: The Need for Security Assistance Reform
o    Citizen in Uniform: Democratic Germany and the Changing Bundeswehr


Atlantic Council

Australian Government

·         Australia in the Asian Century

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Brookings Institute

·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [October 31, 2012]
·         Disasters and Displacement: Exploring the Connections [webcast of event]

Bureau of Transportation

Carleton University

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)

 Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

·         CSIS Laos Trip Report
·         DIIG Current Issues No. 30: DoD Contracting for a GreenerFuture
·         Hemisphere Insider: Volume II, Issue 28 - November 2,2012
·         Issues & Insights, v. 12 , no. 11

Center for the Study of Intelligence

 Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for Social Justice

Chatham House

·         Is American Exceptionalism Reaching Its Economic Limits? [event transcript and audio]
·         US Perspectives on Instability in the Sahel [event transcripts and audio]

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)

·         CTC Sentinel, October 2012, v. 5, no. 10
o    Boko Haram’s Dangerous Expansion into Northwest Nigeria
o    The Future of Los Zetas after the Death of Heriberto Lazcano
o    Kenya’s Muslim Youth Center and Al-Shabab’s East African Recruitment
o    Terrorist Attacks in Kenya Reveal Domestic Radicalization
o    A Post-Trial Profile of Anders Behring Breivik
o    The Syria Balancing Act: Supporting Transition, Avoiding Blowback
o    Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General

·         OIG-13-04 Evaluation of DHS’ Information Security Program for Fiscal Year 2012

Department of the Army

Department of the Navy

·         CNO - Position Report 2012
·         CNO - Navigation Plan 2013-2017
·         CNO - Sailing Directions

Enough Project

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

·         Crime in the United States 2011
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, October 2012
o    Community Policing to Prevent Violent Extremism
o    Mastering Rapport and Having Productive Conversations
o    Strengthening Police Organizations Through Interpersonal Leadership
o    Becoming More Resilient
o    Radio Interoperability

Foreign Policy

·         Adapt or Die [climate change]
·         In Praise of Flip-Floppers
·         We Are All Venetians Now


 German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)

·         European Cyber Security Policy

German Marshall Fund of the United States


·         CTX [Combating Terrorism Exchange ] Journal new home
·         CTX Journal, 2012, v. 2, no. 4  
o    The New Battlefield: The Internet and Social Media
o    From al-Zarqawi to al-Awlaki: The Emergence and Development of an Online Radical Milieu
o    Rethinking the Role of Virtual Communities in Terrorist Websites
o    Countering Individual Jihad: Perspectives on Nidal Hasan and Colleen LaRose
o    Artisanal Intelligence and Information Triage
o    Another Tool in the Influencer’s Toolbox: A Case Study
o    Mining Twitter Data from the Arab Spring
o    Should Military Members Really Call Themselves “Professionals”?
o    Contemplating the Future of Social Media, Dark Networks, and Counterinsurgency
o    The Harkis: The Wound that Never Heals

 Government Accountability Office (GAO)

·         Department of Homeland Security: Taking Further Action to Better Determine Causes of Morale Problems Would Assist in Targeting Action Plans. GAO-12-940
·         Food Safety: FDA Can Better Oversee Food Imports by Assessing and Leveraging Other Countries' Oversight Resources. GAO-12-933
·         Homeland Security: Civil Air Patrol Involved in Certain Missions, but DHS Should Assess the Benefits of Further Involvement. GAO-13-56

 Government of Canada

 Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Infinity Journal

·         Infinity Journal, v. 2, no. 4 Fall 2012 
o    Whence Derives Predictability in Strategy?
o    Air-Sea Battle as a Military Contribution to Strategy Development
o    Constitutional Stability versus Strategic Efficiency: Strategic Dialogue in Contemporary Conflict
o    Special Operations and Strategies of Attrition
o    Way of War or the Latest “Fad”? A critique of AirSea Battle
o    The Making of Strategy and the Junior Coalition Partner: Australia and the 2003 Iraq War

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Security Studies

Institute for Social Policy  and Understanding (ISPU)

 Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

 Institute for the Understanding of War

·         Weekly Iraq Update #44 - October 24, 2012-November 2, 2012

Intelligence Community

 Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies

·         Terrorism: An Electronic Journal and Knowledge Base, August 2012, v. 1, no. 1
o    Terrorism in the Mind of the Age
o    How to Defeat Al Qaeda
o    A Narrative of Heroes: In the Head of the Contemporary Jihadist
o    Performative violence? The Multitude of Lone Wolf Terrorism

International Centre for the Study of Radicalization (ICSR)

International Crisis Group

·         CrisisWatch, N°111, November 1, 2012

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

 Jamestown Foundation

·         Terrorism Monitor, v. 10, no. 20, November 2, 2012
o    Boko Haram’s Growing Presence in Niger
o    What is Hezbollah's Role in the Syrian Crisis?
o    Kenya’s Coast Province and the Mombasa Republican Council: Islamists, Separatists or Political Pawns?

Lexington Institute

National Academies Press

National Defense University Press

·         Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ), October 2012, no. 67
o    Readiness and Resiliency Go Hand in Hand
o    Going Farther by Going Together: Building Partner Capacity in Africa
o    Security Force Assistance in a Time of Austerity
o    PME and Online Education in the Air Force: Raising the Game
o    Manage or Educate: Fulfilling the Purpose of Joint Professional Military Education
o    Covert Action: Title 10, Title 50, and the Chain of Command
o    Stuxnet, Schmitt Analysis, and the Cyber "Use-of-Force" Debate
o    A Focus on Costs, Not Benefits, Dampens Koreans' Desire for Reunification
o    Delivering Air Sea Battle
o    Improving U.S. Posture in the Arctic
o    Space and the Joint Fight
o    The Regional Special Operations Headquarters: Franchising the NATO Model as a Hedge in Lean Times
o    No One at the Controls: Legal Implications of Fully Autonomous Targeting
o    Any Sensor, Any Shooter: Toward an Aegis BMD Global Enterprise
o    Responsive Close Air Support
o    Bridging the Gap from Coordination to Intergration

 NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center

·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [latest update Oct 30, 2012]

 Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

 Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

 Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

 Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (Mission in Kosovo)

Pew Global Research Center

Pew Internet & American Life Project

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

 Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

·         The Wealth-Power Connection

Project 2049 Institute

Quaker United Nations Office


 Refugees International

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Small Wars Journal

·         Iraq in the Middle: Conclusion

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

·         17th Quarterly Report to Congress (October 30, 2012)
·         SIGAR-Audit 13-1 Afghan National Security Forces Facilities: Concerns with Funding, Oversight, and Sustainability for Operations and Maintenance
·         SIGAR-Inspection 13-03 Gamberi Afghan National Army Garrison: Site Grading and Infrastructure Maintenance Problems Put Facilities at Risk
·         SIGAR-Inspection 13-02 Wardak Province National Police Training Center: Contract Requirements Generally Met, but Deficiencies and Maintenance Issues Need to be Addressed
·         SIGAR-Inspection 13-01 Kunduz ANA Garrison: Army Corps of Engineers Released DynCorp of All Contractual Obligations despite Poor Performance and Structural Failures

 Stanford IPS/MPP Practicum Project

 Stanley Foundation

 Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)


·         Transworld Newsletter, September 2012, no. 1

United Kingdom Parliament, House of Commons
·         Afghanistan—Development Progress and Prospects After 2014: 
o    Volume I
o    Volume II 

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
·         Digest of Organized Crime

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Lessons from a Forgotten War
·         Powder Keg in Gaza