counterterrorism


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...

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

House authorizes DHS counter WMD office



House authorizes DHS counter WMD office
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed by voice vote the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Act of 2018. The CWMD Act would permanently establish the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) CWMD Office, which was established in December 2017 and aims to counter attempts by terrorists and other threat… Read More

Featured Article: Security Operations for Transformational Diplomats



Featured Article: Security Operations for Transformational Diplomats
Featured article: After Benghazi: Security Operations for Transformational Diplomats by Marques A. Bruce The State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security has evolved significantly since it was established following the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon. Likewise, the establishment of the High Threat Programs Directorate (HTP) following the September… Read More

Featured Article: There is No Silver Bullet and Other Lessons from Colombia



Featured Article: There is No Silver Bullet and Other Lessons from Colombia
Featured article: There is No Silver Bullet and Other Lessons from Colombia by Stuart Lippe Colombia has always had large, ungovernable areas where the authority of the central government was often tenuous or non-existent. Colombians seemed to prefer to focus on their home regions, leaving the vast hinterlands to fend… Read More

Featured Article: Partnering to End Corruption…



Featured Article: Partnering to End Corruption…
Featured article: Partnering to End Corruption through Security Cooperation and Defense Institution Building by Adam J. Bushey Corruption damages a mission’s operational effectiveness and credibility and is “a key inhibitor of stability… is often a key cause of conflict… and erodes the legitimacy and efficacy of an international mission.” The… Read More

Featured Article: Counterterrorism Response Force Requirement



Featured Article: Counterterrorism Response Force Requirement
Featured article: 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

Featured Article: Addressing a Spectrum of Threats…



Featured Article: Addressing a Spectrum of Threats…
Featured article: Addressing a Spectrum of Threats: Interagency Challenges to Mitigating Threats and Safeguarding Liberties by Harry Phillips “In my judgment the most important political rules are: never relax vigilance; expect nothing from the magnanimity of others; never abandon a purpose until it has become impossible, beyond doubt, to attain… Read More

CALL highlights lessons learned from State personnel



CALL highlights lessons learned from State personnel
The Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) recently published a new installment in their “News From The Front” series focused on the experiences of Department of State personnel in interagency operations. Leveraging the Interagency: Insights from the U.S. Department of State Leadership is a collection of articles related to U.S.… Read More