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The Importance of Civil-Military Cooperation in Stability Operations

This analysis paper examines the issues and challenges of civil-military integration and cooperation within stability operations. Recent US deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrated ineffective civil-military relations in the various important elements of stability operations that require cooperation such as improving security through the deployment of military and police forces, ensuring effective humanitarian relief, and finally improving capacity-building in the host country through development and governance. 116 more words


Partnering to Counter Terrorism in Africa

Source: The White House Office of the Press Secretary

As the 1998 bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania underscored, Africa-based terrorists threaten the interests of the United States in addition to those of our African partners.  1,534 more words

Terrorism: Emerging Threats, Prevention, Response

What Do We Do With the Officer Corps?

Whether revolution arrives in the normal tidal wave of violence or, by good fortune, peacefully, the core “civil security” problem remains: what to do with the military? 703 more words

When, exactly, did India get a nuclear weapon?

According to one senior air force official, “In the early 1990s, the air force was thinking of one-way missions. . . . [I]t was unlikely that the pilot deployed on a nuclear attack mission would have made it back.”

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North Waziristan 2014, Swat 2009, déjà vu

Willing to forget our history, we are condemned to repeat it. So, the least we can do is read through this report from July 2009, two months into the previous major anti-Taliban military operation and ask ourselves a few questions: 2,332 more words