Tagged: military

Interesting Theses from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Today the HSDL would like to highlight three theses from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Understanding the Emergence of Alshabab in Somalia by Mohamed Omar Assowe, looks at how the disorder in Somalia and the division in opposing groups has led Alshabab to adopted a jihadist ideology...

Promoting Leadership Diversity in the Armed Forces

The Military Leadership Diversity Commission’s (MLDC) final report entitled, From Representation to Inclusion: Diversity Leadership for the 21st-Century Military presents the findings of the MLDC. Congress mandated the MLDC to “conduct a comprehensive evaluation and assessment of policies that provide opportunities for the promotion and advancement of minority members of...

President Obama and DoD Announce Plan for “Smaller and Leaner” Military

The Department of Defense (DoD) released today the strategy Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta stated in a letter attached to the report that the “country is at a strategic turning point after a decade of war and, therefore, we are shaping...

Is Homegrown Terrorism a Threat to Military Communities?

The United State House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security released the Majority Investigative Report: Homegrown Terrorism: The Threat to Military Communities inside the United States. A joint hearing of the United State House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security and the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and...