Tagged: policy

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...

Do Tough on Crime Policies Increase Public Safety?

The organization Partnership for Safety and Justice released the publication, Moving Beyond Sides: The Power and Potential of a New Public Safety Policy Paradigm. “This paper is designed to foster critical dialogue and actual movement toward more proactive and thoughtful collaboration between crime survivor advocates and criminal justice reform advocates...

North Korea Potential Crisis Scenarios

The International Affairs Group of CNA Strategic Studies released in November 2011 North Korea after Kim Chong-il Leadership Dynamics and Potential Crisis Scenarios, by expert on North Korea affairs, Ken Gause. The report asks the questions that North Korea and the world have been pondering since August 2008 when then...

White House Releases Federal Cybersecurity R&D Strategic Plan

Trustworthy Cyberspace: Strategic Plan for the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Program Today, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a new report that highlights the US’s strategic plan to secure and “fundamentally improve cyberspace.” According to the OSTP, this report is the result of President Obama’s order...

USA PATRIOT Act Turns Ten

Today, October 26, 2011, is the tenth anniversary of former President Bush’s signing of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001. Known more familiarly as the “Patriot Act”, it lessened the restrictions governing the search of citizens’ records, granted...