Archive for June, 2012

CCO Hosts Dialogue on Combating Crime-Terror Pipelines

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

The U.S. Department of State recently hosted a dialogue on combating crime-terror pipelines. The event was hosted at the Center for Complex Operations in partnership with National Defense University and the Departments of State and Defense…


ILE Student Receives Writing Award

Monday, June 18th, 2012

On June 8, Lt. Col. Michael Tarpey was awarded the Simons Center’s Interagency Writing Award. The award recognizes original research and writing that advances the body of interagency knowledge and contributes to interagency discourse…


IAE 12-02W Preventing Conflict: Interagency Village Stability Operations Model

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

This essay explores village stability operations (VSO) in Afghanistan as an “innovative, low-cost, and small footprint” method of achieving U.S. security objectives…


DHS Releases Northern Border Strategy

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

In early June, the Department of Homeland Security released its 2012 Northern Border Strategy (NBS). The NBS is the first unified strategy for DHS operations along the U.S.-Canada border…


State, SOCOM Partner to Counter Cyberterrorism

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

The State Department and United States Special Operations Command have undertaken a new counterterrorism mission that focuses on the relationships between organized crime, political or ideological extremism, and terrorism. The new mission includes countercyberterrorism efforts…


SAMS Student Recieves Writing Award

Monday, June 4th, 2012

On May 17, Major Jonathan Graebener was awarded the Simons Center’s Interagency Writing Award…