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Featured Article: The Applications of Military Simulations in an Interagency Context



Featured Article: The Applications of Military Simulations in an Interagency Context
Featured article: The Applications of Military Simulations in an Interagency Context by James Gilmore The use of simulation has been a long-standing tradition throughout military history. Planning every minute detail of an important operation is something that comes naturally and has subsequently been honed over the course of repeated use.… Read More

Featured Article: The Unjustness of the Current Incantation of Jus Post Bellum



Featured Article: The Unjustness of the Current Incantation of Jus Post Bellum
Featured article: The Unjustness of the Current Incantation of Jus Post Bellum by Dan G. Cox Jus post bellum was originally conceived as an extension of modern just war theory. Specifically, it was aimed at examining the justness and morality of actions during war, jus in bello, in relationship to… Read More

Featured Article: Rethinking Civil Affairs



Featured Article: Rethinking Civil Affairs
Featured article: Interagency Qualifications to Address Fragility, or Rethinking Civil Affairs by Kurt E. Müller The defense sector has a long-standing appreciation of the value of whole-of-government approaches to national security challenges. The phrase “all elements of national power” resonates with Department of Defense (DoD) leadership and is a common… Read More

Featured Article: The Reality of the So-Called U.S. Pivot to Asia



Featured Article: The Reality of the So-Called U.S. Pivot to Asia
Featured article: The Reality of the So-Called U.S. Pivot to Asia by Joshua Parker and David A. Anderson Shortly after President Obama took office in 2009, it became clear he wanted to shift U.S. foreign policy focus away from the Middle East to Asia. His immediate goal was withdrawing U.S.… Read More

Featured Article: The Ethics of Espionage…



Featured Article: The Ethics of Espionage…
Featured article: The Ethics of Espionage and Covert Action: The CIA’s Rendition, Detention and Interrogation Program as a Case Study by John Breen I have just asked a classroom filled with U.S. Army officers (with a few sister service and civilian counterparts thrown in) to name some of the ethical… Read More

Featured Article: Ethics Committee Model…



Featured Article: Ethics Committee Model…
Featured article: Ethics Committee Model for Humanitarian Operations Planning by Philip W. Ginder Most hospitals and healthcare organizations have established ethics committees that deal with issues involving medical, ethical, and/or legal conflict or uncertainty. The Joint Commission, the accreditation body for the vast majority of hospitals and other ambulatory healthcare… Read More

Featured Article: Is the United States Ready…



Featured Article: Is the United States Ready…
Featured article: Is the United States Ready for a Deadly Airborne Disease Outbreak? by Conrad R. Wilmoski and Meghan C. Muller In March 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared an Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. This was the most significant Ebola outbreak in history, with… Read More

Featured Article: A Ticking Time Bomb…



Featured Article: A Ticking Time Bomb…
Featured article: West Africa: A “Ticking Time Bomb” or an Opportunity to Advance U.S. National Security Interests? by Raymond Everhart, John Morris, and Mohamadou Amar As international relations expert Francis Fukuyama wrote, “Since the end of the Cold War, weak and failing states have arguably become the single most important… Read More

Featured Article: Out of Sync…



Featured Article: Out of Sync…
Featured article: “Out of Sync” – U.S. Africa Command and Recent Interagency Challenges by William Denn, J. J. Williams, and Devanie Johnson U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), the Department of Defense’s (DoD) newest, geographic combatant command formed in 2007, exemplifies a bold, new experiment in whole-of-government interagency cooperation. Structured from the… Read More