counterterrorism


Featured Article: Partnering to End Corruption…



Featured Article: Partnering to End Corruption…
Featured article: Partnering to End Corruption through Security Cooperation and Defense Institution Building by Adam J. Bushey Corruption damages a mission’s operational effectiveness and credibility and is “a key inhibitor of stability… is often a key cause of conflict… and erodes the legitimacy and efficacy of an international mission.” The… Read More

Featured Article: Counterterrorism Response Force Requirement



Featured Article: Counterterrorism Response Force Requirement
Featured article: U.S. Northern Command Counterterrorism Response Force Requirement by Matthew D. Bartels Nassim Nicholas Taleb introduced the theory of a “Black Swan” event in 2007. It is described “as an event in human history that was unprecedented and unexpected at the point in time it occurred; however, after evaluating… Read More

Featured Article: Addressing a Spectrum of Threats…



Featured Article: Addressing a Spectrum of Threats…
Featured article: Addressing a Spectrum of Threats: Interagency Challenges to Mitigating Threats and Safeguarding Liberties by Harry Phillips “In my judgment the most important political rules are: never relax vigilance; expect nothing from the magnanimity of others; never abandon a purpose until it has become impossible, beyond doubt, to attain… Read More

CALL highlights lessons learned from State personnel



CALL highlights lessons learned from State personnel
The Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) recently published a new installment in their “News From The Front” series focused on the experiences of Department of State personnel in interagency operations. Leveraging the Interagency: Insights from the U.S. Department of State Leadership is a collection of articles related to U.S.… Read More

Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force bill moves on to Senate



Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force bill moves on to Senate
The House of Representatives reviewed, debated, and passed the DHS Interagency Task Force Act of 2017 on January 9. The bill, which would authorize the participation in overseas interagency counterterrorism task forces of personnel of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), was originally introduced to the committee by Representative John… Read More

Interagency task force bill clears committee



Interagency task force bill clears committee
The House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee reviewed the DHS Interagency Task Force Act of 2017 on December 13. The bill was introduced to the committee by Representative John Rutherford (R-FL) on December 5. The committee unanimously agreed to the bill, which authorizes the participation of Department of Homeland Security… Read More

Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act introduced



Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act introduced
On December 5, Representative John Rutherford (R-FL) introduced to the House Homeland Security Committee a bill to authorize the participation in overseas interagency counterterrorism task forces of personnel of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The DHS Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act of 2017 amends Section 102 of the Homeland… Read More

New office at DHS to counter WMDs



New office at DHS to counter WMDs
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen announced last week the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office. The new office is established at a time when “The United States faces rising danger from terrorist groups and rogue nation states,” said Secretary Nielsen.… Read More

Featured Article: A Brief History of Scandals…



Featured Article: A Brief History of Scandals…
Featured article: A Brief History of Scandals: Special Oversight Challenges in National Security Interrogations by Erik Jens A history of (at least) American national security operations and initiatives shows, fairly convincingly, the need for external oversight. Time and again, executive branch agencies have, with the best of motives as they… Read More

Featured Article: Securing the U.S. Food Supply…



Featured Article: Securing the U.S. Food Supply…
Featured article: Securing the U.S. Food Supply: The Quintessential Interagency Task by Cindy A. Landgren The general public puts little thought into the vast, interconnected infrastructure that constitutes the fabric of life in the U.S. Nevertheless, large segments of that infrastructure are susceptible to failure—potentially even catastrophic failure—through both accidental… Read More