A new episode of “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” dropped on April 21. In this episode, Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy interviews General Gary Volesky and Ambassador Deborah Malac on the part they played in the response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.
Together McCarthy and her guests examine… Read More
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.
TBT: Dr. Lee A. Norman, the State Surgeon of Kansas, presented a lecture entitled “Modern Epidemics: Why they occur and why we should worry!” on Monday, April 23, 2018. Dr. Norman spoke about public health issues facing the world at the time, as well as concerns for potential epidemics and pandemics.
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...
The U.S. Departments of Defense (DoD) and Health and Human Services (HHS) recently coordinated an emergency airlift of COVID-19 diagnostic testing supplies to the Americas. Agencies involved in the airlift include DoD’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and HHS’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the office of the Assistant… Read More
Inside this issue:
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
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
Here’s the breakdown of the Pentagon’s budget request, Defense News
Russia’s New Missiles Are Aimed at the U.S., Foreign Policy
The US Army Is Trying to Bury the Lessons of the Iraq War, Defense One
Trump Seeks ‘Historic’ Federal Spending Cuts to Boost Defense and Border Wall, Government… Read More
What’s the next step for ISIS? A top US general shares his prediction with lawmakers, Defense News
Trump would be ‘very disappointed’ in Kim if missile test facility being reassembled, Washington Examiner
House Dems threaten to block Pentagon’s money-moving authority in border wall fight, Defense News
Why America… Read More
Is Trump Giving Up on a Nuclear-Free North Korea?, The Atlantic
The good, the bad, and the ugly at the US-North Korea summit in Hanoi, Brookings
Trump says he didn’t discuss with Kim Jong Un an end to military exercises, Politico
Border wall casts long shadow over FY20… Read More