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Featured Article: Strategic Turning Points and the CIA/DoD Relationship



Featured Article: Strategic Turning Points and the CIA/DoD Relationship
Featured article: Adapting to Change: Strategic Turning Points and the CIA/DoD Relationship by David Oakley In January 2012, the Department of Defense (DoD) published “Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for the 21st Century,” outlining U.S. national security priorities for the coming decade. Although the document maintains counterterrorism as a strategic… Read More

Featured Article: Cyberdefense



Featured Article: Cyberdefense
Featured article: Cyberdefense: Is Outsourcing the Answer? by Kellen Ashford Speaking at an event for the American Enterprise Institute in 2012, retired General Keith Alexander, the former head of U.S. Cyber Command and Director of the National Security Agency, suggested that “cyber crime is the greatest transfer of wealth in… Read More

Featured Article: Civil-Military Balance in Complex Operations



Featured Article: Civil-Military Balance in Complex Operations
Featured article: Civil-Military Balance in Complex Operations  by Kurt E. Müller Interventions in the affairs of a one state by another may be benign, belligerent, political or military. In addition, these interventions may supplement host-nation authority in delivering assistance. Regardless of character and purpose, there is a long-standing preference for … Read More

Featured Article: Blending U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America…



Featured Article: Blending U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America…
Featured article: Blending U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America with Foreign Internal Defense  by Daniel E. Ward The current security situation in the Northern Triangle of Central America (comprised of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala) and southern Mexico is progressively deteriorating and not necessarily because of a lack of… 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

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

Featured Article: Musicians of Mars…



Featured Article: Musicians of Mars…
Featured article: Musicians of Mars: Attaining Interagency Consensus on Perpetual War in Afghanistan by Robert H. Gregory, Jr. There is still a tendency in each separate unit… to be a one-handed puncher. By that I mean the rifleman wants to shoot, the tanker to charge, the artilleryman to fire…. That… Read More

Featured Article: Strategic Defense Impacts of Climate Change…



Featured Article: Strategic Defense Impacts of Climate Change…
Featured article: Strategic Defense Impacts of Climate Change: An Interagency Challenge by Wendell Chris King The United States faces a complex and scary national security environment. We are confronted with numerous threats to peace and security from both inside and outside our borders: North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, Chinese aggression in… Read More

Featured Article: Collaboration to Solve National Science and Technology Challenges…



Featured Article: Collaboration to Solve National Science and Technology Challenges…
Featured article: Collaborating to Solve National Science and Technology Challenges in a Time of Scarcity by Ian G. Brosnan and Jonathan Stock In late 2014, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) signed an interagency agreement to explore scientific collaborations with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA)’s Ames Research Center (ARC),… Read More