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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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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

InterAgency Journal 11-1



InterAgency Journal 11-1
Inside this issue: Features The Productive Organization: Survival of the Fittest Ted Thomas, Kevin Gentzler, and Billy Miller Mission Command: Small Teams in the U.S. Border Patrol Robert W. Edwards A Solution to WMD Proliferation Michael W. Parrott A Nation Unprepared: Bioterrorism and Pandemic Response John B. Foley Missed Operational… Read More

Gen. Lute and Amb. Grossman discuss role of military and diplomats post-9/11



Gen. Lute and Amb. Grossman discuss role of military and diplomats post-9/11

Retired Ambassador Deborah McCarthy, the 2018 DACOR Visiting Professor of Diplomacy for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), has expanded her podcast series “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation.” McCarthy’s podcast promotes interagency cooperation and is produced [...]

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 Economics of Trade and National Security



Featured Article: The Economics of Trade and National Security
Featured article: The Economics of Trade and National Security by David A. Anderson In an increasingly globalized world, trade and economic displacement issues, geopolitics and national security concerns has become intertwined creating a multitude of possible friction points between state actors, international financial institutions and trade organizations. Left to their… 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: Situating Weapons of Mass Destruction in our Interagency Thinking



Featured Article: Situating Weapons of Mass Destruction in our Interagency Thinking
Featured article: Situating Weapons of Mass Destruction in our Interagency Thinking by Amy J. Nelson and John Mark Mattox 2018 was a banner year for national strategies. It witnessed the publication of a National Security Strategy, a National Defense Strategy, a National Strategy for Counterterrorism, a National Strategy for Countering… 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

News You Can Use: 03/15/19



News You Can Use: 03/15/19
National Security Trump’s Budget Harms National Security, The Atlantic Acting SecDef: ‘We Won’t Do Cost-Plus-50’, Defense One Pentagon: Trump’s ‘cost plus 50’ plan hasn’t been discussed with Europe, The Hill Trump Seeks ‘Historic’ Federal Spending Cuts to Boost Defense and Border Wall, Government Executive Pentagon officially stands up Space Development… Read More