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News You Can Use: 09/12/16



News You Can Use: 09/12/16
National Security On 9/11, different pictures of national security, Politico Face of Defense: Military, Civilian Responders Provide Aid in Hermine’s Aftermath, DoD News U.S. Gets Ready to Assist Offensive to Retake Key Iraqi City From Islamic State, The Wall Street Journal U.S. Rescue Attempt in Afghanistan Missed Western Hostages by… Read More

White House establishes Interagency Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell



White House establishes Interagency Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell

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...

Testimony critical of interagency cooperation in U.S. hostage policy



Testimony critical of interagency cooperation in U.S. hostage policy

On June 11, Army Special Forces Lt. Col. Jason Amerine spoke before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, testifying that a “dysfunctional” U.S. bureaucracy is the primary cause of failure in returning U.S. hostages...

New hostage strategy to follow interagency review



New hostage strategy to follow interagency review

Officials recently announced that an interagency review of U.S. hostage policy will be completed this spring. Possible changes to the U.S. hostage policy include the creation of a fusion cell dedicated to recovering American hostages...