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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

Featured Article: Defining “Surety” Within the Interagency



Featured Article: Defining “Surety” Within the Interagency
Featured article: Defining “Surety” Within the Interagency by Punna Khanna Hayes The fundamental differences between nuclear weapons, chemical agents, and biological select agents and toxins (BSAT) and the different ways in which interagency personnel interact with these materials necessitate different variations in protocols for their handling. These differences and handling… Read More

Featured Article: The Interagency’s “WMD” Terminology Problem



Featured Article: The Interagency’s “WMD” Terminology Problem
Featured article: The Interagency’s “WMD” Terminology Problem by Alexi Franklin The terms “weapons of mass destruction (WMD),” “chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN),” and “chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE)” are found throughout the interagency, and they are treated essentially as synonyms. In important ways, however, these terms highlight… Read More

Featured Article: Advancing Bio Detection with Biosensors and Nanotechnology…



Featured Article: Advancing Bio Detection with Biosensors and Nanotechnology…
Featured article: Advancing Bio Detection with Biosensors and Nanotechnology for Rapid Interagency Response by Habi Mojidi Any effective bio surveillance system must be able to detect the presence of biological agents with sufficient speed and adequate attribution to facilitate an effective interagency response and thwart a crisis. The U.S. currently… Read More

Featured Article: Entomological “Weapons” of Mass Destruction



Featured Article: Entomological “Weapons” of Mass Destruction
Featured article: Entomological “Weapons” of Mass Destruction by Thomas F. Moore Although states have used a variety of systems to deliver weapons of mass destruction (WMD), we are, in fact, surrounded by practically ubiquitous delivery vehicles for WMD, insects, for example. States have worked to seize the benefits of these… Read More

Featured Article: The Interagency Challenges of Hypersonic Strike Weapons



Featured Article: The Interagency Challenges of Hypersonic Strike Weapons
Featured article: The Interagency Challenges of Hypersonic Strike Weapons by Richard C. Robbins Years in the future, when historians reflect upon the early twenty-first century reemergence of great power competition, they will likely speak of hypersonic weapons as the novel technology that most transformed the nature of warfare and deterrence.… Read More

Featured Article: Enhanced Research into Synthetic Biology



Featured Article: Enhanced Research into Synthetic Biology
Featured article: Enhanced Research into Synthetic Biology by Sean R. Watterson Synthetic biology is a field of science that draws from methodologies found in engineering disciplines, such as computer engineering, electrical engineering, control engineering, and computer science, to construct new biological systems or modify existing ones. The field has the… 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: Ripples in the Pond…



Featured Article: Ripples in the Pond…
Featured article: Ripples in the Pond: CGSOC Interagency Education by Russell B. Crumrine, Jr. When the U.S. undertakes military operations, the Armed Forces of the United States are only one component of a national-level effort involving all instruments of national power. Instilling unity of effort at the national level is… Read More

Featured Article: The Commander’s Emergency Response Program



Featured Article: The Commander’s Emergency Response Program
Featured article: An Institutional Analysis of the Commander’s Emergency Response Program by Timothy D. Gatlin The U.S. military has been engaged in protracted warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan for more than a decade, and every aspect of the nation’s strategy, doctrine, and tactical operations is the topic of intense debate… Read More