Optimizing a U.S. Communications Strategy through Structure and Design
by Sharon Engelmeier
The endurance of Syria’s Assad regime, Russia’s defiant maneuvering in eastern Ukraine, and the Islamic State’s encroachment on Iraqi territory stand as staunch reminders to those within U.S. government strategic communication fields that they remain deficient… Read More
Covert Action and Unintended Consequences
by John G. Breen
In the middle of the CIA’s 1954 covert overthrow of the democratically-elected government of Guatemala, with waning rebel force momentum and facing calls to increase support to the insurgents with unmarked surplus WWII bombers, President Eisenhower turned to his… Read More
Inside this issue:
Critical Infrastructure Protection
by Patricia Ladnier
Fostering Interagency Collaboration for
by Matthew D. Rautio
Nuclear Terrorism – Imminent Threat?
by Brendan G. Melley
A Clear Deterrence Strategy Required for Cyber
by Terrence S. Allen
by Duane M. Blackburn
The End of Operational… Read More
For months, U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies have been collaborating in an investigation into Russian attempts to influence the recent presidential election. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), Department of Justice, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and representatives of… Read More
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
The third lecture in the new InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series is scheduled for 12:30-1:30 p.m., Nov. 8, in the Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth.
This third lecture entitled “Getting to Know the CIA” is being presented by Dr. John G. Breen, CGSC Commandant’s… Read More
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
Several U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are investigating possible cyber-attacks aimed at November’s presidential election. While the agencies do not have conclusive proof that Russia is involved in a specific plot, officials from the FBI, CIA, National Security Agency (NSA), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are concerned.
One… Read More
Inside this issue:
Through the Looking Glass: The Reflectionism Theory
of International Relations
by Terron Wharton
The Impact of Worldviews on Training and Education
in Iraq and Afghanistan
by Ted A. Thomas and Seth George
“Out of Sync” – U.S. Africa Command and Recent
by William Denn,… Read More
President Obama announced the completion of the review of U.S. hostage policy on June 24. The President also announced the creation of an interagency Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell aimed at improving how the government develops hostage recovery plans...