National Security Strategy (NSS)


Senators propose Global Health Security Interagency Review Council



Senators propose Global Health Security Interagency Review Council

On April 10, Republican Senator Mitt Romney and Democrat Chris Murphy introduced a bill establishing a Global Health Security Interagency Review Council. Similar legislation passed the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee in March. Romney and Murphy's bill reaffirms the country's commitment to global health amid the coronavirus crisis.

Featured Article: Missed Operational Opportunities in the GWOT’s Prisons…



Featured Article: Missed Operational Opportunities in the GWOT’s Prisons…

The Abu Ghraib prison debacle, wherein the showcasing of prisoner abuse was strewn across the international media stage, stands out as a glaring missed opportunity for said U.S. military personnel to proactively gain intelligence and actionable information from prisoners... There are numerous online accounts and statements by U.S. military officials condemning the torture and murders that occurred at Abu Ghraib...

Featured Article: Bioterrorism and Pandemic Response



Featured Article: Bioterrorism and Pandemic Response

In 2001, senior U.S. policymakers converged to participate in the still famous Dark Winter exercise. The exercise contemplated a covert, bioterrorist attack against the U.S… However, a decade and a half later, as the nation faced the 2014–2016 Ebola crisis, assessments of the U.S. government response led to a sobering conclusion: The U.S. still has not learned the lessons of Dark Winter...

Featured Article: A Solution to WMD Proliferation



Featured Article: A Solution to WMD Proliferation

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...

Featured Article: Small Teams in the U.S. Border Patrol



Featured Article: Small Teams in the U.S. Border Patrol

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
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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: The National Security Council Deputies Committee…



Featured Article: The National Security Council Deputies Committee…
Featured article: The National Security Council Deputies Committee Engine of the Policy Process by Mark Wilcox “They are a hugely influential group of public officials that most of the public knows very little about. ” -John Norris, CEO of the Enough Project Action by the agencies of the United States… Read More

Featured Article: Blockchain Information-Sharing and Radical Inclusion



Featured Article: Blockchain Information-Sharing and Radical Inclusion
Featured article: Lifting the Interagency Fog of Information: Blockchain Information-Sharing and Radical Inclusion by James Torrence The fog of information can drive out knowledge. –Daniel J. Boorstin In “Radical Inclusion,” General Martin Dempsey and Ori Brafman offer current and aspiring leaders extraordinary insights into getting the best possible information for… Read More

Featured Article: Lessons for Cyber Policymakers



Featured Article: Lessons for Cyber Policymakers
Featured article: Lessons for Cyber Policymakers by James Torrence Critical infrastructure keeps our food fresh, our houses warm, our trade flowing, and our citizens productive and safe. The vulnerability of U.S. critical infrastructure to cyber, physical, and electromagnetic attacks means that adversaries could disrupt military command and control, banking and… Read More

Featured Article: Employing Maritime Security Response Teams…



Featured Article: Employing Maritime Security Response Teams…
Featured article: Employing Maritime Security Response Teams as the Nation’s Maritime Crisis Response Force by Christjan C. Gaudio The U.S. Coast Guard is recognized worldwide for our ability to perform diverse maritime missions over vast geographic areas. Our value to the Nation resides in our enduring commitment to protect those… Read More