Sunday, January 13, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 01-11-2013

Air University

·         Air & Space Power Journal, January-February 2013, v. 27, no. 1
o    Refocusing Cyber Warfare Thought
o    The Interim Years of Cyberspace
o    In Defense of the Defense: The Continuing Political Value of "Denial of Enemy Aim"
o    The Symbiotic Relationship between the Air Force's Active and Reserve Components: Ensuring the Health of the Total Force
o    Some Reflections on the Intersection of Law and Ethics in Cyber War

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Security Project (ASP)

·         American Security Quarterly, January 2013,  v. 2 ,no. 1
o    Losing Our Competitiveness Jeopardizes National Security
o    We Can Cut Some Spending on Nuclear Strategy
o    Myanmar’s Money, Obama’s Visit, and China
o    International Law Takes on Cyber: Significant Challenges Ahead
o    What the Somali Media Needs to Survive
o    Strategic Bases Vulnerable to Climate Change
o    Climate Change: The Missing Link in Tackling the Mali Crisis
o    A Breakdown of EIA’s new Annual Energy Outlook Report
o    The Reality of Climate Change Can No Longer be Ignored
·         DoD’s Biofuels Program

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)

·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Reports (MSMR), December 2012, v. 19, no. 12 
o    Pulmonary and extrapulmonary coccidioidomycosis, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 1999-2011
o    Historical perspective: coccidioidomycosis in the U.S. military and military-associated populations
o    Appendicitis and appendectomies, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, 2002-2011
o    Appendicitis and appendectomies among non-service member beneficiaries of the Military Health System, 2002-2011
o    Seasonal variation in incident diagnoses of appendicitis among beneficiaries of the Military Health System, 2002-2011

Army Combines Arms Center

·         Military Review, January-February 2013, v. 93, no. 1
o    Empirically Based Leadership: Integrating the Science of Psychology in Building a Better Leadership Model
o    Building the New Culture of Training
o    Meritocracy in the Profession of Arms
o    Security Cooperation in Support of Theater Strategy
o    Seizing the Initiative by Establishing the Rule of Law During Combat Operations
o    Army Doctrine Publication 3-0: An Opportunity to Meet the Challenges of the Future
o    "America’s Army–Our Profession"
o    Education for Critical Thinking
o    Narcissism and Toxic Leaders
o    Discerning the Role of the Narrative in Strategy Development
o    INSIGHT: Center for Army Leadership Response to “Empirically Based Leadership”

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Brookings Institute

Business Roundtable (BRT)

Conference of Defence Associations Institute (CDAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Caspian Research Institute (CRI)

CATO Institute

Center for Naval Analysis (CNA)

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Security Policy (CSP)

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

o    Briefing
o    Briefing slides

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

·         Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Report (IIPER) - No. 64, 13 January 2013

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Chatham House

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

·         Electoral Violence in Kenya 

Danish Institute for International Studies

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Department of Defense (DOD)

·         DoD Directive 3000.10, Contingency Basing Outside the United States, January 10, 2013
·         DoD Instruction 5145.03, Oversight of the DoD Personnel Security Programs, January 10, 2013
·         Pentagon Budget briefing

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

·         OIG-13-17 FEMA’s Efforts To Recoup Improper Payments in Accordance With the Disaster Assistance Recoupment Fairness Act of 2011 (4) 
·         OIG-13-18 Annual Report to Congress on States’ and Urban Areas’ Management of Homeland Security Grant Programs Fiscal Year 2012 
·         OIG-13-19 Identification, Reutilization, and Disposal of Excess Personal Property by the United States Coast Guard 

Department of State

Department of the Air Force

East-West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

·         Indonesia Country Analysis Brief - January 2013


Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Folke Bernadotte Academy

Foreign Policy

·         An Army of None
·         The Myth of Africa's Rise
·         Where Do Babies Come From? [geopolitics of adoption]
·         Zero Dark Torture


·         Bosnia’s Logjam

German Marshal Fund of the United States

·         2012 Goes, Problems Remain!

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

·         Army Networks: Size and Scope of Modernization Investment Merit Increased Oversight. GAO-13-179
·         Border Patrol: Key Elements of New Strategic Plan Not Yet in Place to Inform Border Security Status and Resource Needs. GAO-13-25
·         Preventive Health Activities: Available Information on Federal Spending, Cost Savings, and International Comparisons Has Limitations. GAO-13-49
·         Security Force Assistance: DOD's Consideration of Unintended Consequences, Perverse Incentives, and Moral Hazards. GAO-13-241R
·         Troubled Asset Relief Program: Treasury Sees Some Returns as It Exits Programs and Continues to Fund Mortgage Programs. GAO-13-192 
·         Veterans' Employment and Training: Better Targeting, Coordinating, and Reporting Needed to Enhance Program Effectiveness. GAO-13-29

Henley Putnam University

·         Journal of Strategic Security, Winter 2012, v. 5, no. 4
o    Riot Control Agents and Chemical Weapons Arms Control in the United States
o    Exploiting Seams and Closing Gaps: Lessons from Mumbai and Beyond
o    The Libyan Model and Strategy: Why it Won't Work in Syria
o    Framework for Analyzing the Future Threat of WMD Terrorism
o    Forecasting Terrorism: The Need for a More Systematic Approach
o    In Their Own Words?  Methodological Considerations in the Analysis of Terrorist Autobiographies
o    A Primer of Middle Eastern Leadership Culture

Heritage Foundation

·         2013 Index of Economic Freedom 

Hudson Institute

·         What is a Constitution Anyway?

Human Rights Data Analysis Group

Human Rights Watch

Indian Council of World Affairs

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (ISDA)

Institute for Strategic, Political, Security and Economic Consultancy

Institute for the Study of War

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Inter-American Dialogue

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jamestown Foundation

·         Terrorism Monitor, January 11, 2013, v. 11, no. 1
o    Syria Emerges as a New Battlefield for Jordan's Jihadists
o    Securing Lebanon's Offshore Energy Fields Raises New Security Challenges
o    Ansaru: A Profile of Nigeria's Newest Jihadist Movement

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Long War Journal

·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2013 [updated Jan10, 2013]
·         Green-on-Blue Attacks in Afghanistan: The Data [updated Jan 8, 2013]

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

National Academies Press

National Governors Association (NGA)

National Security Archive

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

·         Bahrain: An Overview

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

·         Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 115 - Intelligence Community Capability Requirements Process [rev Dec 2012]

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

Pew Research Social and Demographic Trends

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)



Security & Defense Agenda


Small Wars Journal

Stanley Foundation

Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence

·         Defending Childhood [final report of the Task Force]

Trust for America's Health

UK Defense Committee

·         Defense and Cyber-Security

o    Volume I
o    Volume II 

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

·         Monthly Summary of U.S.-China Trade Date - January 2013

Virginia Office of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security (OVAHS)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

·         Obama's Big Egypt Test: Sinai

White House

·         Ending the War in Afghanistan and Rebuilding America [weekly address]
·         President Obama Hosts President Karzai [transcript and video]

World Economic Forum

·         Global Risks 2013 (8th edition)