DHS publishes updated Northern Border Strategy



DHS publishes updated Northern Border Strategy
On June 12, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published an updated Northern Border Strategy. The Northern Border Strategy establishes a clear vision and discrete actions that will collectively improve DHS’s efforts to safeguard the Northern Border against terrorist and criminal threats, facilitate the flow of lawful cross-border trade and… Read More

DoD, USAID leaders speak on humanitarian efforts



DoD, USAID leaders speak on humanitarian efforts
Air Force General Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green spoke on a panel during the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s 2018 State Leaders Summit on June 18, 2018. The two leaders discussed the recently released Stabilization Assistance… Read More

Featured Article: An Ambassador’s Perspective



Featured Article: An Ambassador’s Perspective
Featured article: Interagency Cooperation: An Ambassador’s Perspective by Thomas J. Miller In 2011, it is difficult to think of any event or issue that is any longer confined to the domain, authority, and purview of a single agency in the U.S. government. This is a far cry from the State… Read More

President calls for space force, signs space directive



President calls for space force, signs space directive
During a meeting of the National Space Council on June 18, President Trump announced the creation of a sixth branch of the U.S. military, saying “I am hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force.” In his remarks, President… Read More

News You Can Use: 06/19/18



News You Can Use: 06/19/18
National Security Emerging Threats to National Security, Defense One Agencies excited about the potential for increased counter-drone authority for national security, FedScoop Trump orders creation of independent space force – but Congress will still have its say, Defense News Informants Aren’t Spies – They’re Essential FBI Tools, Government Executive Jim… Read More

Stabilization Assistance Review released



Stabilization Assistance Review released
Recently, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Departments of Defense (DoD) and State published the Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR). The SAR was announced in April of this year and examines past challenges the U.S. government has faced in previous stabilization efforts. The SAR aims to streamline U.S.… Read More

Featured Article: Attacking the Nexus of Emerging Threats



Featured Article: Attacking the Nexus of Emerging Threats
Featured article: Pacific Command: Attacking the Nexus of Emerging Threats by Jan Schwarzenberg With conflicts winding down in Southwest Asia and the accompanying retraction of U.S. forces overseas, the U.S. may once again direct its attention globally. While troops engaged in open combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, commitments elsewhere in… Read More