Tagged: military

“Educated Futurology” and the Humanities: Defense Planning for an Uncertain Future

The Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) of the U.S. Army recently released a new monograph on defense planning, entitled “Defense Planning for National Security: Navigation Aids for the Mystery Tour.” The monograph, penned by SSI External Researcher Colin S. Gray, seeks to “explore and examine the challenge to America’s defense planners...

A World Without Nukes: Ranking the World’s Strongest Conventional Military Powers

In a world free from nuclear weapons, how would the military powers of the world stack up? This is a question that the Global Firepower (GFP) database seeks to answer. The GFP database provides “a unique analytical display” of data concerning over 100 of the world’s top military powers, allowing...

DoD Releases 2013 Update on North Korea’s Military and Security Developments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released this week its annual (2013) report to Congress on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK/North Korea) military and security developments. The report addresses “the security situation on the Korean Peninsula, the goals and factors shaping North Korean security strategy and military strategy,...

Electromagnetic Spectrum Strategy Released by the DoD

The Department of Defense (DoD) relies heavily on the electromagnetic spectrum to transmit data. As the use of the spectrum increases, the electromagnetic spectrum has become progressively more congested. The demand for timely information from air, land, maritime, space, and cyberspace operations requires a change in the way the electromagnetic...

Benghazi Investigation Update: House Armed Services Committee Reports Six Key Findings

Yesterday, February 10, 2014, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Armed Services Committee released the “Majority Interim Report: Benghazi Investigation Update.” To view the committee’s Press Release, click here. Immediately after the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, the Committee on Armed Services began...

SSCI Releases its Review of the Benghazi Terrorist Attacks

The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) released today its “Review of the Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Facilities in Benghazi, Libya, September 11-12, 2012.”  This review “focuses primarily on the analysis by and actions of the Intelligence Community (IC) leading up to, during, and immediately following the attacks.” The...

The Future of Unmanned Vehicles: The DOD Roadmap

In an attempt to describe how unmanned systems are vital to the defense of the nation, the Department of Defense (DOD) has released a report on the importance of developing enhanced unmanned systems. This report, called the “Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap“, maps fiscal years 2013-2038 and discusses the unique challenges...

DoD Releases 2013 Arctic Strategy

Last week the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released its 2013 Arctic Strategy. This report serves as the DoD’s plan for helping the United States to achieve its national objectives in the Arctic, as outlined in the May 2013 National Strategy for the Arctic Region. “This strategy identifies the Department’s...

HSDL Adds New Reports on Drone Strikes

The HSDL has recently added to its collection new reports on US drone strikes in the Middle East, focusing on Pakistan and Yemen.  The reports explore the legality of drone strikes in these areas, as many of them were found to have killed civilians rather than members of terrorist organizations....

Senate Releases Resolution Authorizing Military Force Against Syria

During the Congressional debates over whether or not the U.S. should use military force against Syria, the GPO (Government Printing Office) has released a digital version of Senate Joint Resolution (S. J. Res.) 21: To Authorize the Limited and Specified Use of the United States Armed Forces Against Syria. This...