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HHS, DOD coordinate airlift of COVID-19 supplies to the Americas



HHS, DOD coordinate airlift of COVID-19 supplies to the Americas
The U.S. Departments of Defense (DoD) and Health and Human Services (HHS) recently coordinated an emergency airlift of COVID-19 diagnostic testing supplies to the Americas. Agencies involved in the airlift include DoD’s  Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and HHS’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the office of the Assistant… Read More

Part II of conversation with Gen. Lute and Amb. Grossman now available



Part II of conversation with Gen. Lute and Amb. Grossman now available
The most recent edition of the “The General and the Ambassador” podcast series features another conversation with Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy, General Douglas Lute, and Ambassador Marc Grossman. McCarthy and her guests discuss the role of diplomacy and of military in building alliances, the huge imbalance of resources between the… Read More

Featured Article: Is it Time for an Interagency Goldwater-Nichols Act?



Featured Article: Is it Time for an Interagency Goldwater-Nichols Act?

The unstable global economic situation in conjunction with an ever-increasing fight for resources and power ensure future warfare will resemble the previous ten years in Iraq and Afghanistan. Moreover, the absolute necessity for close cooperation between both sides of the interagency, painfully learned during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), must permeate doctrine for the foreseeable future...

Featured Article: Intellectual Habits in Understanding the Operational Environment



Featured Article: Intellectual Habits in Understanding the Operational Environment
Featured article: Intellectual Habits in Understanding the Operational Environment by James T. Wilson Einstein acknowledges the importance of understanding the operational environment. If we do not understand the complex environment in which we operate, then we are likely wasting effort or possibly worsening the condition. The Interagency Conflict Assessment Framework… Read More

Featured Article: Fiscal Crises Experimentation…



Featured Article: Fiscal Crises Experimentation…
Featured article: Fiscal Crises Experimentation: A Darwinian Approach by Allan D. Childers and Mark H. Sweberg History demonstrates that periodically the nation goes through fiscal evolutions that change the environment in which U.S. government departments and agencies shape their organizations, programs, and activities. Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution posits that… Read More

Featured Article: The Value of Conceptual Planning During Disasters



Featured Article: The Value of Conceptual Planning During Disasters
Featured article: The Value of Conceptual Planning During Disasters by Michael Long The Army Design Method is a useful tool for understanding poorly structured problems and developing approaches to solving them. It is the most effective methodology for conceptual planning within the military. After a year-long fellowship at the Federal… Read More

Featured Article: Building Civil-Military Synergy in the Interagency



Featured Article: Building Civil-Military Synergy in the Interagency
Featured article: Team of Rivals: Building Civil-Military Synergy in the Interagency by Jeffrey S. Han In the summer of 2009, in the aftermath of the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, I deployed as a newly-minted, active duty, Army civil affairs officer to Sri Lanka. The challenges at… Read More

Space lecture draws large crowd



Space lecture draws large crowd
Thomas A. Gray, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Liaison to the Combined Arms Center and Army University, addressed a packed room on Sept. 24, 2019, as he spoke about the evolution of space policy, a space force and today’s challenges. During his presentation, Gray discussed our dependence… Read More

Featured Article: Future Conflict, Open Borders, and the Need for Reform



Featured Article: Future Conflict, Open Borders, and the Need for Reform
Featured article: Future Conflict, Open Borders, and the Need for Reform by Robert P. Kozloski As tensions rise in the global political environment and the use of military force remains a realistic possibility in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions, national security policymakers, interagency practitioners, and American citizens must carefully… Read More

Featured Article: Radiological Nuclear Detection Task Force…



Featured Article: Radiological Nuclear Detection Task Force…
Featured article: Radiological Nuclear Detection Task Force: A Real World Solution for a Real World Problem by Kevin L. Stafford President Barrack Obama’s signing of Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8), National Preparedness, in March 2011 marked an evolutionary step in the development of a “secure and resilient nation.” However, building… Read More