Tagged: war

Take Some Time this Weekend to Remember the Fallen

On most American calendars Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. Common celebrations include taking advantage of the long weekend to visit with friends/family and participating in barbeques (weather permitting). If not already on your agenda, the Center for Homeland Defense and Security would like to remind all Americans to...

War on Terrorism: A Visual History

Operation Enduring Freedom began on October 7th, 2001 when the U.S. and U.K. joined forces to strike terrorist training camps and infrastructure in Afghanistan. In the thirteen years since, the tides of soldiers in the region have seen many phases of warfare. Eradicating Taliban cells in remote villages, training and...

On the Drug Front: War is “Obsolete, Delusional, and Counterproductive,” Says LSE Report

The criminalization of drugs, or the “War on Drugs” seems like a good idea. It illuminates countries that share strict policies in a heroic light, while others with dissimilar policies (smaller budgets) are cast in shadow, labeled as enemies. In a new report by Nobel Prize-winning economists published by the...

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...

Cyber Warfare and Counterspace: Growing National Threats Against the United States

On January 29, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held an open hearing on Current and Projected National Security threats against the United States. These open hearings occur yearly, and quite a few areas of threat are on the rise, including cyber, counterintelligence, counterspace, and Transnational Organized Crime. They...

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...

Drug Problem in the Americas

In a new two-part report released by the Organization of American States (OAS), “The Drug Problem in the Americas,” the stagnant problem of drug use in the Americas is addressed, along with possible solutions and potential consequences if coordinated and effective action is not taken. As a precursor to this...

Enhanced Warfighters: Risk, Ethics, and Policy

California Polytechnic State University and Case Western Reserve University have recently released a report prepared for the Greenwall Foundation entitled, Enhanced Warfighters: Risk, Ethics, and Policy. The report investigates investments made by the United States military “that would enhance the ability of warfighters to complete their missions safely and effectively....