Current and future U.S. interagency and military efforts to counter the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
throughout the world are thwarted by the complexity of the contemporary global security environment... This article examines the pros and cons associated with embedding Commerce Export Enforcement Officers and analysts in each of the Theater Special Operations Commands in an effort to counter the proliferation of WMD...
Tactically and operationally, small teams would improve the U.S. Border Patrol’s situational awareness along the border. Throughout the area of responsibility of any sector, and likewise station, in the U.S. Border Patrol, small teams would positively affect response rates and management as the primary method of personnel
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
Organizations come and go. Sears, at one time, was the largest retailer and employer in the United States. Sears dominated the retail industry for decades. In 1991 Sears lost the title as the largest U.S. retailer but still seemed unconcerned about the future. During its more than 100 year reign...
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...
Interagency faculty members from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College met with CGSC Foundation leadership at the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation on February 18. Attendees included Stephanie Chetraru, USAID; Ralph Erwin, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Monique Guerrero, CGSC Interagency Fellowship Program; Roderic Jackson, Defense Intelligence Agency; and Kevin… Read More
Building a Foundational Understanding of Interagency Coordination
by Patrick Naughton
As the American military shifts from a counterinsurgency focus to one oriented on large scale combat operations (LSCO) against a peer-competitor and further develops the MultiDomain Operations (MDO) concept, interagency coordination will remain critical. As the largest ground… Read More
Musicians of Mars: Attaining Interagency Consensus on Perpetual War in Afghanistan
by Robert H. Gregory, Jr.
There is still a tendency in each separate unit… to be a one-handed puncher. By that I mean the rifleman wants to shoot, the tanker to charge, the artilleryman to fire…. That… Read More
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
Filling the Gap: A Strategy to Harmonize Joint and Interagency Planning
by J. “Spyke” Szeredy
How can providing a new planning strategy exert influence, align objectives, and harmonize activities between the Joint and Interagency environments? A simplified strategy for the integration of planning across the joint (Department of… Read More