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News You Can Use: 12/05/16



News You Can Use: 12/05/16
National Security On nuclear weapons, Trump face questions of modernization, Military Times Afghan Security Crisis Sets Stage for Terrorists’ Resurgence, The New York Times Hitting the Reset Button on the International Order, Foreign Policy Trump picks retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense, The Washington Post Putin hopes… Read More

Featured Article: Defining Diplomacy



Featured Article: Defining Diplomacy
Featured article: Defining Diplomacy by Edward Marks Most countries provide professional education for their diplomats and some operate establishments specifically for that purpose. Few of us would claim that the U.S. government and the Department of State provides equivalent experience with any degree of seriousness or comprehensiveness. Our Foreign Service… Read More

Report details lessons from Superstorm Sandy



Report details lessons from Superstorm Sandy
Earlier this month, the Georgetown Climate Center, in partnership with the Rockerfeller Foundation, published a report on the results of the Rebuild by Design (RBD) competition, which sought to inspire affected communities to rebuild differently in ways that would enhance their physical, economic, social, and environmental resilience after Superstorm Sandy.… Read More

Fourth lecture in ‘InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series – Dec. 13



Fourth lecture in ‘InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series – Dec. 13
The fourth lecture in the new InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series is scheduled for 12:30-1:30 p.m., Dec. 13, in the Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. In this fourth lecture, Mr. Larry A. Hisle, executive director of the Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board, will… Read More

NDU publishes WMD proceedings



NDU publishes WMD proceedings
Earlier this month, the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction at National Defense University published the latest edition of Proceedings. The latest edition examines four pressing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) challenges for the next U.S. administration. These WMD challenges are: The growing prospect of a direct… Read More

DHS addresses southwest border security



DHS addresses southwest border security
Last week Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson released a statement on U.S. southwest border security. Johnson’s statement came after criticism from lawmakers about the increase in illegal immigration at the southwest border. In his statement, Johnson said “I have told our border security and immigration enforcement personnel… Read More

Simons Center hosts third InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture



Simons Center hosts third InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture
November 8 was a busy day for everyone at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). Not only was yesterday election day, but that afternoon the Simons Center and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School (CGSS) hosted their third InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture. Dr. John G. Breen, … Read More