2017 Trafficking in Persons report released



2017 Trafficking in Persons report released
Today the Department of State released the 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Susan Coppedge each addressed the report in separate briefings, speaking about the global tragedy of human trafficking and the responsibility of governments to… Read More

News You Can Use: 06/27/17



News You Can Use: 06/27/17
National Security   Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault, The Washington Post The Supreme Court Partially Unblocked Trump’s Travel Ban, The Atlantic CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker ‘worship’, Military Times John Walker Lindh, Detainee #001 in the Global War On Terror, Will Go… Read More

Safe DRONE Act introduced



Safe DRONE Act introduced
On June 22, four U.S. Senators introduced a bipartisan bill designed to advance the development of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The Safe DRONE Act of 2017 is backed by Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), John Hoeven (R-ND), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and Dean Heller (R-NV). A press release states that… Read More

Law enforcement, intelligence community vital for domestic security



Law enforcement, intelligence community vital for domestic security
A recent paper published by Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs examines the balance between a U.S. citizen’s unalienable right to privacy and security of the nation. “By Any Means Necessary: Privacy Implications of Intelligence Support to Domestic Security” looks at what happens when the government’s… Read More

ICE, CBP update Senate on gang threat to U.S. security



ICE, CBP update Senate on gang threat to U.S. security
On June 21, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary met for a hearing titled  “The MS-13 Problem: Investigating Gang Membership As Well As Its Nexus to Illegal Immigration, and Assessing Federal Efforts to to End the Threat.” During the hearing several individuals representing U.S. government agencies, including those representing the… Read More

Featured Article: Optimizing the CWMD Enterprise Across the Interagency



Featured Article: Optimizing the CWMD Enterprise Across the Interagency
Featured article: Optimizing the CWMD Enterprise Across the Interagency by Michael J. Kwon In recent decades, interagency cooperation has enabled the U.S. government in countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) organizations. This interagency cooperation, collectively referred to as the U.S. CWMD enterprise is an ongoing effort to protect the nation… Read More

Conference focuses on civ-mil relations



Conference focuses on civ-mil relations
Last month, the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) hosted an all-day conference focused on relations between the military and the civilian world. “Command Climate: The State of U.S. Civil-Military Relations” took place on May 23, with panelists representing the Department of Defense (DoD) and other U.S. government entities… Read More

News You Can Use: 06/20/17



News You Can Use: 06/20/17
National Security   Safety lapses undermine nuclear warhead work at Los Alamos, The Washington Post As U.S. Adds Troops in Afghanistan, Trump’s Strategy Remains Undefined, The New York Times Texas Cities Caught in the Crossfire of Sanctuary Fight, Foreign Policy Graham ‘All In’ on Trump’s New Afghanistan Strategy, Roll Call Defense… Read More