Tag: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Kirsten Krawczyk, the CGSC Distinguished Chair for National Intelligence Studies, led a discussion on the organization, mission, and U.S. military relationship with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the second presentation of the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series for CGSC academic year 2022 on Oct. 20, 2021. Several CGSC students and faculty, including the other interagency […]

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Russia’s recent operations in Crimea, Eastern Ukraine, and Georgia have disrupted a generation of relative peace and stability between Moscow and its Western neighbors… This article recommends that the U.S. Army needs to escape from the traditional American Way of War and see its role as part of a broader, whole-of-government and comprehensive, approach…

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President Eisenhower characterized proxy warfare as the “cheapest insurance in the world.” He recognized the potential to accomplish national security objectives without direct U.S. military involvement by making relatively small investments in surrogate forces… Today, proxy warfare again provides the United States a way to compete below the level of armed conflict…

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Featured article: The Literature of Intelligence by Kevin Rousseau Intelligence officers are by trade a tight-lipped group, unwilling and often unable to talk to outsiders about their business. Where, then, does everyone else get their ideas about intelligence? More importantly, where can those who are not intelligence professionals reliably turn to for a better understanding of the […]

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As part of the Foundation’s Distinguished Speaker Series, Brent Geary, Ph.D., historian with the Central Intelligence Agency and the Center for the Study of Intelligence, presented a lecture titled, “Very Secret, Very Cool, but not Aliens: The U-2, the A-12 and Area 51,” to over 50 attendees at Park University on Wednesday, Oct. 30. His […]

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Featured article: Adapting to Change: Strategic Turning Points and the CIA/DoD Relationship by David Oakley In January 2012, the Department of Defense (DoD) published “Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for the 21st Century,” outlining U.S. national security priorities for the coming decade. Although the document maintains counterterrorism as a strategic priority, its release shortly after the […]

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Featured article: New Foreign Policy Capability by Robert D. Payne III On September 5, 2017 Coalition Forces in Afghanistan, in an attempt to achieve positive effects in the strategic narrative of the war there, dropped thousands of leaflets hoping to inspire support for Coalition efforts among the majority ambivalent population. What happened was the exact […]

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Mr. Kevin Rousseau, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Distinguished Chair for National Intelligence Studies, conducted a presentation on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the latest InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Jan. 18, in the Eisenhower Auditorium of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. Rousseau briefed on the CIA’s mission as part of national security before opening the […]

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Featured article: A CGSC International Hall of Fame Member and the CIA’s Covert Action in 1954 by John G. Breen The International Hall of Fame at the Army’s Command and General Staff College (CGSC), Fort Leavenworth, KS, was established in 1973 to recognize prominent, international military officer graduates. Inductees have included those who rose through the […]

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Featured article: A Brief History of Scandals: Special Oversight Challenges in National Security Interrogations by Erik Jens A history of (at least) American national security operations and initiatives shows, fairly convincingly, the need for external oversight. Time and again, executive branch agencies have, with the best of motives as they perceived them, violated Americans’ civil rights, compromised foreign relations, or […]

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