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Featured Article: Lessons Learned from the May 2007 Greensburg Tornado



Featured Article: Lessons Learned from the May 2007 Greensburg Tornado
Featured article: Disaster Response: Lessons Learned from the May 2007 Greensburg Tornado by Bradley Jenkins On May 4, 2007, severe weather ravaged the midwest United States, wreaking havoc throughout the state of Kansas. As night fell on Kiowa County, a tornadic supercell developed, creating the conditions for a catastrophic tornado… Read More

Featured Article: Addressing a Spectrum of Threats…



Featured Article: Addressing a Spectrum of Threats…
Featured article: Addressing a Spectrum of Threats: Interagency Challenges to Mitigating Threats and Safeguarding Liberties by Harry Phillips “In my judgment the most important political rules are: never relax vigilance; expect nothing from the magnanimity of others; never abandon a purpose until it has become impossible, beyond doubt, to attain… 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

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

Featured Article: The Interagency Challenge of Biosecurity…



Featured Article: The Interagency Challenge of Biosecurity…
Featured article: The Interagency Challenge of Biosecurity in Dual-Use Research by Matthew J. Moakler On October 17, 2014, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced a funding pause for “gain-of-function” research (i.e., research that increases an organism’s ability to cause disease) in order to conduct a study… Read More

Featured Article: Cyber Attacks The New WMD Challenge to the Interagency



Featured Article: Cyber Attacks The New WMD Challenge to the Interagency
Featured article: Cyber Attacks The New WMD Challenge to the Interagency by Quan Hai T. Lu The President of the United States recently said that “cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation.” Advances in transistor design and integrated circuits… Read More

Featured Article: Decline of Westphalia in West Africa…



Featured Article: Decline of Westphalia in West Africa…
Featured article: Decline of Westphalia in West Africa: How Decentralized Power in West Africa Can be a Rebirth of African Identity by Matthew D. Pride, Bryan C. Smith and Harmonie Foster The day might soon arrive where responsible sub-state and non-state actors may rotate seats on the United Nations Security… Read More

Featured Article: Train with the Brain in Mind…



Featured Article: Train with the Brain in Mind…
Featured article: Train with the Brain in Mind: Neuroscience Education as a Force Multiplier by Michael J. Cheatham Ever-increasing lethality and superior technology epitomize the American way of war. However, despite continued investments in technological innovations, military equipment alone has rarely sufficed to ensure victory. Indeed, war is an affair… Read More

Featured Article: Competing Successfully in the Global Narrative



Featured Article: Competing Successfully in the Global Narrative
Featured article: Speak Smartly and Carry a Big Stick: Competing Successfully in the Global Narrative by Brian Anthony, Robert Lyons and Stuart Peebles “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far,” the 26th President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt famously advised. Notwithstanding the wisdom of Teddy… Read More