National Defense Strategy released



National Defense Strategy released
The first new National Defense Strategy in a decade was announced in January. The 2018 National Defense Strategy is described by Elbridge A. Colby, deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy and force development, as “not a strategy of confrontation, but it is strategy that recognizes the reality of competition.”… Read More

News You Can Use: 02/09/18



News You Can Use: 02/09/18
National Security The Chance of Accidental Nuclear War Is Growing, Defense One Senate Homeland Leader Proposes Panel to Fix DHS Oversight, Nextgov The World Doesn’t Need Any More Nuclear Strategies, Foreign Policy Questions about the Nuclear Posture Review, Brookings US sanctions terrorists in Pakistan, Washington Examiner Trump Establishes ‘Vetting Center’… Read More

Featured Article: The Looming Crisis in Afghan Local Government



Featured Article: The Looming Crisis in Afghan Local Government
Featured article: The Looming Crisis in Afghan Local Government by Daniel R. Green While much of the debate about the war in Afghanistan focuses on troop levels and the pace of the drawdown, a similar reduction of the U.S. civilian interagency may have more far-reaching consequences. Although located primarily in… Read More

FEMA ends food/water aid to Puerto Rico



FEMA ends food/water aid to Puerto Rico
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is ending food and water aid to Puerto Rico on January 31.* FEMA has been an integral part of the interagency effort to provide aid to those effected by last year’s devastating hurricane season. Earlier this week, NPR reported that FEMA “believes the immediate… Read More

Featured Article: Afghanistan Army Development…



Featured Article: Afghanistan Army Development…
Featured article: Afghanistan Army Development: What Went Wrong by Tommy J. Tracy In the summer of 2009, after an abrupt International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) leadership change from General McKiernan to General McChrystal, preparation for a surge of forces and a fresh approach toward Afghanistan’s security situation ensued—ironically not one… Read More

News You Can Use: 01/30/18



News You Can Use: 01/30/18
National Security ‘The Military Has Seen the Writing on the Wall’, The Atlantic Federal security clearance process gets stamp of disapproval, Federal Times Trump’s nuclear weapons plan: ‘Low-yield’ bombs set off furious debate, Washington Examiner U.S. soldiers are revealing sensitive and dangerous information by jogging, The Washington Post Shutdowns harm… Read More

CALL highlights lessons learned from State personnel



CALL highlights lessons learned from State personnel
The Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) recently published a new installment in their “News From The Front” series focused on the experiences of Department of State personnel in interagency operations. Leveraging the Interagency: Insights from the U.S. Department of State Leadership is a collection of articles related to U.S.… Read More

News You Can Use: 01/26/18



News You Can Use: 01/26/18
National Security How Sharp Power Threatens Soft Power, Foreign Affairs Trump’s nuke strategy will fuel an arms race, say House Democrats, Defense News Trump’s Red Line on North Korea Gets Fuzzier, Government Executive Chuck Grassley concerned DOJ, FBI lost ability ‘to do their jobs free from partisan political bias’, Washington… Read More