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Featured Article: Small Teams in the U.S. Border Patrol



Featured Article: Small Teams in the U.S. Border Patrol

Tactically and operationally, small teams would improve the U.S. Border Patrol’s situational awareness along the border. Throughout the area of responsibility of any sector, and likewise station, in the U.S. Border Patrol, small teams would positively affect response rates and management as the primary method of personnel
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Featured Article: Is it Time for an Interagency Goldwater-Nichols Act?



Featured Article: Is it Time for an Interagency Goldwater-Nichols Act?

The unstable global economic situation in conjunction with an ever-increasing fight for resources and power ensure future warfare will resemble the previous ten years in Iraq and Afghanistan. Moreover, the absolute necessity for close cooperation between both sides of the interagency, painfully learned during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), must permeate doctrine for the foreseeable future...

Featured Article: When Diplomacy Fails…



Featured Article: When Diplomacy Fails…
Featured article: When Diplomacy Fails: Consent, Risk and Modern Warfare by M. Shane Riza I sat on troop seats in the back of a KC-135 Stratotanker crossing the Atlantic the week before Christmas 1998. My feet were experiencing negative temperatures, while my head felt like it was in the tropics.… Read More

Featured Article: An Interagency Experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs



Featured Article: An Interagency Experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs
Featured article: An Interagency Experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs by Khanh T. Diep The experience of the past decade of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan has demonstrated the value of holistic thinking and problem-solving. Terms such as “team of teams” and “interagency coordination” have become fashionable, as… Read More

Featured Article: Achieving Civil-Military Unity of Effort…



Featured Article: Achieving Civil-Military Unity of Effort…
Featured article: Achieving Civil-Military Unity of Effort: Jordan Case Study by William J. Hackenbracht Following a joint planning session comprised of representatives from Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Jordan Mission, the U.S. Ambassador to Jordan approved the integration of a four-man Civil… Read More

Featured Article: Intellectual Habits in Understanding the Operational Environment



Featured Article: Intellectual Habits in Understanding the Operational Environment
Featured article: Intellectual Habits in Understanding the Operational Environment by James T. Wilson Einstein acknowledges the importance of understanding the operational environment. If we do not understand the complex environment in which we operate, then we are likely wasting effort or possibly worsening the condition. The Interagency Conflict Assessment Framework… Read More

Featured Article: Fiscal Crises Experimentation…



Featured Article: Fiscal Crises Experimentation…
Featured article: Fiscal Crises Experimentation: A Darwinian Approach by Allan D. Childers and Mark H. Sweberg History demonstrates that periodically the nation goes through fiscal evolutions that change the environment in which U.S. government departments and agencies shape their organizations, programs, and activities. Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution posits that… Read More

Featured Article: A Comparative Analysis of the Effectiveness of Operations in Mali and Somalia



Featured Article: A Comparative Analysis of the Effectiveness of Operations in Mali and Somalia
Featured article: A Comparative Analysis of the Effectiveness of Operations in Mali and Somalia by Lawrence J. Richardson The theory of a joint interagency task force (JIATF) operating in a predatory state or disparaging regime is perhaps the largest practical and contemporary challenge that military and interagency officers face in… Read More

Featured Article: The Challenges in JIATF operations in a Predatory State



Featured Article: The Challenges in JIATF operations in a Predatory State
Featured article: The Challenges in Joint Interagency Task Force operations in a Predatory State by Mark D. Natale The theory of a joint interagency task force (JIATF) operating in a predatory state or disparaging regime is perhaps the largest practical and contemporary challenge that military and interagency officers face in… Read More