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Featured Article: NORAD: A Model to Address Gaps in U.S.-Mexico Security Coordination



Featured Article: NORAD: A Model to Address Gaps in U.S.-Mexico Security Coordination
Featured article: NORAD: A Model to Address Gaps in U.S.-Mexico Security Coordination by Patti Bielling Mexico’s dynamic evolution toward democracy remains a hidden success story to most people in the U.S. The Mexican government’s incremental legislative and election reforms from 1977 to today paved the way for the 2000 election… Read More

Gary Sinise awarded AUSA’s highest honor



Gary Sinise awarded AUSA’s highest honor
On March 15, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) announced that actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise had been selected as the 2017 recipient of the George Catlett Marshall Medal for his commitment to the men and women of our nation’s armed forces. Sinise will receive the award, AUSA’s… Read More

Sixth InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture focuses on intelligence



Sixth InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture focuses on intelligence
Yesterday, Mr. Gustav A. Otto presented on the subject of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at the latest InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture. The DIA is one of our nation’s least understood intelligence organizations, and is the premier all-source military intelligence organization, providing authoritative assessments of foreign military intentions and capabilities. Otto,… Read More

Featured Article: One Day One Action One Goal



Featured Article: One Day One Action One Goal
Featured article: One Day One Action One Goal by Zurab Elzarov A wise man said that all great things start from small beginnings. Global partnership for effective cooperation can only be achieved when all actors at the grass-roots level share common goals and take united action on a daily basis.… Read More

Featured Article: The Army Interagency Experience at the Department of Commerce



Featured Article: The Army Interagency Experience at the Department of Commerce
Featured article: Outsider: The Army Interagency Experience at the Department of Commerce by Samuel T. Fuller A U.S. Army strategist’s core competency is the ability to take an executive-level concept and turn it into an order. This order will move or manage personnel, equipment, and effects between military formations in… Read More

Featured Article: Leading the Interagency to Shape U.S.-China Relations



Featured Article: Leading the Interagency to Shape U.S.-China Relations
Featured article: Leading the Interagency to Shape U.S.-China Relations by Timothy E. Steigelman Empires do not decline gracefully. While commentators may debate whether the U.S. is declining in absolute or only relative terms, China is undoubtedly on the rise; that rise is perhaps the single most important security issue for… Read More

Featured Article: Assessing the Value of Peace Warriors



Featured Article: Assessing the Value of Peace Warriors
Featured article: The Use of Special Operations in Conflict Resolution: Assessing the Value of Peace Warriors by Spencer B. Meredith, III Special Operations Forces (SOF) can serve as conflict resolution experts in places civilian peace practitioners cannot go. While to some this may seem like a controversial claim given the… Read More

Featured Article: Five Lessons for Strengthening Interagency Relationships



Featured Article: Five Lessons for Strengthening Interagency Relationships
Featured article: Five Lessons for Strengthening Interagency Relationships by Thomas M. Kreutzer Most Americans know Okinawa only through the lens of history. Students of modern geopolitics, however, understand that in addition to being a tropical paradise the island plays host to members of the American military who honor the nation’s… Read More

Featured Article: Trust and Networks in the Interagency



Featured Article: Trust and Networks in the Interagency
Featured article: Trust and Networks in the Interagency by Nicole Alexander and Chad Thibodeau Interagency collaboration, integration, and information-sharing have been feverishly discussed and debated topics for decades. The events of September 11, 2001, only highlighted their importance. Since 9/11, the need for a shared vision and a synchronized plan… Read More