Tagged: strategy

Adapting Naval Strategies to Match 21st Century Developments

As the U.S. has concluded its large-scale military involvement in Afghanistan, Congress has deemed it appropriate to decrease the percentage of the American budget devoted to defense. This has caused the armed services to analyze which aspects of their operational functionality require what amount of funding. One of the results...

Joint Chiefs’ Military Strategy 2015: Protecting U.S. Interests Across the Globe

The U.S. military remains the world’s strongest fighting force; its proficiency in armed warfare is what gives America its superpower status. However, the military’s ability to leverage its dexterity and engage in a variety of non-combat missions plays a substantial role in advancing the nation’s international interests. The Joint Chiefs...

The Blueprint: A New National Security Strategy

During the State of the Union (SOTU) address last month, President Barack Obama highlighted numerous American accomplishments in 2014 such as decreasing the number of troops deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan, and the fall of unemployment to its lowest rate in 6 years. The President also mentioned his future ambitions...

White House’s Caribbean Counternarcotics Strategy

The flow of narcotics into the U.S. from the south has always been one of the most debated issues among U.S. policymakers, especially after President Nixon’s declaration of the “War on Drugs” in 1971. Despite the devotion of substantial resources to quell illegal smuggling, drug trafficking activity to the U.S....

DNI Releases 2014 National Intelligence Strategy

Today, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James R. Clapper published the 2014 National Intelligence Strategy of the United States of America, the document that defines the priorities of the Intelligence Community (IC). Published quadrennially, the strategy document addresses vision, mission objectives, enterprise objectives, and ethics principles for the community,...

President Obama Announces U.S. Intent and Strategy to Defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

“If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.”  On September 10, 2014, President Barack Obama delivered a speech to the American Public declaring the intent of the United States government to respond strongly to the emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known...

DHS Addresses “Evolving Landscape” of Homeland Security Threats in 2014 QHSR

Four years ago, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the first Quadrennial Homeland Security Review which laid out “the vision, five mission areas, and goals and objectives for homeland security.” This week, DHS released its second quadrennial review which sets DHS’ homeland security goals for the next four years....

“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...

Climate Action Plan Update: White House Releases Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions

As part of the next phase of the 2013 Climate Action Plan, the White House unveiled today its new strategy to take action on climate change: cutting methane emissions. “This document lays out that strategy — summarizing the sources of methane and trends in emissions; setting forth a plan to...