News You Can Use: 09/28/18



News You Can Use: 09/28/18
National Security DoD faces scrutiny on mission creep in Syria to ‘counter Iran’, Military Times Bolton Puts Mattis in a Tight Spot on Syria, Foreign Policy DHS Aims to Replace Slow, Outdated Bioterror-Detection System, Defense One What Disasters Like Hurricane Florence Teach Policymakers, Government Executive Why is Trump accusing China… Read More

NGA topic of second InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture for AY 2019



NGA topic of second InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture for AY 2019
Mr. Ralph M. Erwin, Senior Geospatial Intelligence Officer, led a discussion on the roles and missions of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) on September 24 – the second to speak as part of the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series for academic year 2019. The NGA is both a combat support agency… Read More

Featured Article: The Ethics of Information-Gap Decision Making



Featured Article: The Ethics of Information-Gap Decision Making
Featured article: The Ethics of Information-Gap Decision Making by William J. Davis, Jr. and Penny Koerner Not taking risks one doesn’t understand is often the best form of risk management. – Raghuram G. Rajan Classic decision-making theory incorporates three echelons of information required to make a decision: certainty, risk, and… Read More

Former dean speaks on global threat of climate change



Former dean speaks on global threat of climate change
Brigadier General (Ret.) Wendell Chris King, Ph.D., P.E., Dean Emeritus of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) addressed students and faculty from the University of Saint Mary’s (USM) on September 21, the International Day of Peace, as part of the Simons Center Distinguished Speaker Series. The presentation… Read More

News You Can Use: 09/25/18



News You Can Use: 09/25/18
National Security National security leaders: Trump’s Iran strategy could spark war, The Hill America Needs an Entirely New Foreign Policy for the Trump Age, The Atlantic Managing the new threat landscape, Brookings ICE’s Expanded Use of Local Law Enforcement Came Without Adequate Planning or Resources, Government Executive DHS Needs to… Read More

Florence response cooperation “outstanding”



Florence response cooperation “outstanding”
The response to Hurricane Florence is underway, and according to Air Force General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessey cooperation between local, state, and federal entities has been “outstanding.” Speaking from the North Carolina operations center, O’Shaughnessey praised the efforts of the Department of Defense (DoD), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and… Read More

Featured Article: Chinese Advantages in the Development and Integration of AI…



Featured Article: Chinese Advantages in the Development and Integration of AI…
Featured article: Chinese Advantages in the Development and Integration of Artificial Intelligence and Warfare by Daniel G. Cox The United States currently leads the world in Artificial Intelligence (AI) development. However, several scholars and writers have noted that this lead is dwindling and that China is rapidly catching up. Most… Read More

Report focuses on threat of fragile states



Report focuses on threat of fragile states
On the 17th anniversary of 9/11, the United States Institute of Peace published a report on extremism and the threat posed by fragile states. Beyond the Homeland: Protecting America from Extremism in Fragile States is a report of the Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States, which is led by… Read More

News You Can Use: 09/18/18



News You Can Use: 09/18/18
National Security Could Trump meet Kim in New York this month when world leaders gather? Why, and why not, The Associated Press Security Brief: Russia Wraps Vostok Exercise; Taliban Experiments With Governance, Foreign Policy Beyond the Homeland: Protecting America from Extremism in Fragile States, United States Institute of Peace Why… Read More