News You Can Use: 12/21/18



News You Can Use: 12/21/18
National Security Mattis Resigns Over Disagreements with Trump, Defense One Mattis warns that Trump endangers national security. Here’s what he’s talking about, Quartz Pentagon withdrawing 7,000 troops from Afghanistan, Military Times Trump Shouldn’t Withdraw Troops—He Should Rebrand, The Atlantic House Approves Spending Bill With Wall Funding, Shutdown Prospects Remain Murky,… Read More

Featured Article: Reassessing the CBRN Response Enterprise



Featured Article: Reassessing the CBRN Response Enterprise
Featured article: Reassessing the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Response Enterprise  by Gary D. Mills We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security. —Dwight D. Eisenhower During the last nine months, citizens throughout the world have observed momentous events that have added to a tumultuous global environment. Internationally,… Read More

News You Can Use: 12/18/18



News You Can Use: 12/18/18
National Security Poor Security Could Leave U.S. Defenseless Against Missile Attacks, Nextgov New report on Russian disinformation, prepared for the Senate, shows the operation’s scale and sweep, The Washington Post Academic Paywalls Harm National Security, Defense One The Divide Between Silicon Valley and Washington Is a National-Security Threat, The Atlantic… Read More

Ambassador Reddick visits Fort Leavenworth



Ambassador Reddick visits Fort Leavenworth
Retired Ambassador Eunice Reddick visited Fort Leavenworth in December, serving as the DACOR visiting professor of diplomacy for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Class of 2019. Reddick, who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Niger from 2014 to 2017, visited Fort Leavenworth Dec. 2016, 2018. During… Read More

News You Can Use: 12/14/18



News You Can Use: 12/14/18
National Security Trump’s New Vetting Center Just Opened. Will It Make Us Safer?, Defense One Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina pleads guilty to engaging in conspiracy against US, CNN China Involved in 90 Percent of Espionage and Industrial Secrets Theft, Department of Justice Reveals, Newsweek FBI: China threatens ‘the future… Read More

Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army presents at IA Brown-Bag



Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army presents at IA Brown-Bag
Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) Michael D. Hockley led a discussion on the CASA program in the 5th Interagency Brown-Bag lecture of the 2019 academic year on Dec. 12, in the Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center, home of the U.S. Army Command… Read More

Government climate change report released



Government climate change report released
The U.S. Global Change Research Program published their Fourth National Climate Assessment in November. The report was released the day after Thanksgiving, and its findings run counter to the Trump Administration’s public statements on the subject of climate change. According to the report,  “Climate change threatens the health and well-being… Read More

Featured Article: Building a Foundational Understanding of Interagency Coordination



Featured Article: Building a Foundational Understanding of Interagency Coordination
Featured article: Building a Foundational Understanding of Interagency Coordination by Patrick Naughton As the American military shifts from a counterinsurgency focus to one oriented on large scale combat operations (LSCO) against a peer-competitor and further develops the MultiDomain Operations (MDO) concept, interagency coordination will remain critical. As the largest ground… Read More

News You Can Use: 12/07/18



News You Can Use: 12/07/18
National Security New satellite images reveal activity at unidentified North Korean missile base, CNN 70 House lawmakers to Trump: Kill proposed $33B defense cut, Defense News Would a $700 Billion Budget Really Sink the Pentagon?, Defense One Lawmakers Probe Role of Special Operations in Great Power Competition, Defense One Cracks,… Read More