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  •  Terminal Blackout: Critical Electric Infrastructure Vulnerabilities and Civil-Military Resiliency

    Terminal Blackout: Critical Electric Infrastructure Vulnerabilities and Civil-Military Resiliency

    Terminal Blackout: Critical Electric Infrastructure Vulnerabilities and Civil-Military Resiliency Ms Cindy E Ayers, Kenneth D Chrosniak Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "Threats to the electric grid (cyber, solar, non-nuclear electromagnetic pulse [NNEMP] and high-altitude nuclear electromagnetic pulse [HEMP]), as well as the potential consequences of significant damage to grid components by terrorists and other natural disasters, have increased incrementally since 2001; but details releasable to the public at the unclassified level were rare prior to 2008..."
    • Published On: 11/11/2013
  •  Collins Center Update Volume 15 Issue 4 (Summer 13)

    Collins Center Update Volume 15 Issue 4 (Summer 13)

    Collins Center Update Volume 15 Issue 4 (Summer 13) Colonel (Ret.) Al Bourque, Professor B.F. Griffard, Lieutenant Colonel Rob Purvis, Colonel Tom Keegan, Major Jim Dougherty, Mr. Ritchie L. Dion Collins Center Update by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership
    • Published On: 8/8/2013
  •  Collins Center Update, Volume 15, Issue 3 (Spring 2013)

    Collins Center Update, Volume 15, Issue 3 (Spring 2013)

    Collins Center Update, Volume 15, Issue 3 (Spring 2013) Colonel John Mauk, Mr. Chip Cleckner, Prof. B.F. Griffard, Prof. Bert B. Tussing, LTC Chris Rogers Collins Center Update by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership
    • Published On: 7/7/2013
  •  In Support of the Common Defense Journal, Volume 2

    In Support of the Common Defense Journal, Volume 2

    In Support of the Common Defense Journal, Volume 2 Professor Bert B. Tussing, Dr. Brian Nussbaum, Colonel Thomas Keegan, Colonel Karl Bopp, Ritchie Dion Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "One of the enduring missions of the Department of Defense, and the United States Army, has been to defend the United States homeland from foreign aggression and those threats that might endanger its sovereignty, its infrastructure, or its citizens. From the American Revolution to “Superstorm Sandy,” the United States Army has played a key role is safeguarding not just American interests around the world, but the American people at home..."
    • Published On: 6/6/2013
  •  Collins Center Update Volume 15, Issues 1 & 2

    Collins Center Update Volume 15, Issues 1 & 2

    Collins Center Update Volume 15, Issues 1 & 2 COL (Ret.) Al Borque, LTC Mike Shekleton, Dr. Mike Matheny, and Prof. Steve Kidder, COL John Mauk, Dr. Richard L. Winslow, Colonel Scott A. Forsythe, Lieutenant Colonel Rob Purvis, Professors Bernard F. Griffard, Bert B. Tussing, Professor Jim Kievit, Ritchie L. Dion Collins Center Update by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership
    • Published On: 5/31/2013
  •  Collins Center Update, Volume 14, Issue 4 (Fall 2012)

    Collins Center Update, Volume 14, Issue 4 (Fall 2012)

    Collins Center Update, Volume 14, Issue 4 (Fall 2012) Professor Alan G. Bourque, Professor Jim Shufelt, Colonel Barry Di Ruzza, Colonel Jim Markley, Dr. Kent H. Butts, Professor Bernard F. Griffard, Professor Bert B. Tussing, Colonel Sam White, Collins Center Update by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership
    • Published On: 11/14/2012
  •  Cyber Ricochet: Risk Management and Cyberspace Operations

    Cyber Ricochet: Risk Management and Cyberspace Operations

    Cyber Ricochet: Risk Management and Cyberspace Operations Mr Benjamin C Leitzel Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "Recent media reports of the ‘Duqu’, ‘Flame’, and ‘Stuxnet’ malware highlight cyberspace operations capabilities as well as emphasize the vulnerabilities of computer networks and systems. Many computer security vulnerabilities go undetected for years and once discovered vendors can take months to correct the defects. Even after vendors release ‘patches’ to correct the problem, most users fail to update their systems immediately and completely. The result is a cyberspace environment plagued with undefended systems where seams and gaps are exposed to even the most novice cyber threat actor."
    • Published On: 7/23/2012
  •  Collins Center Update, Volume 14, Issue 3 (Summer 2012)

    Collins Center Update, Volume 14, Issue 3 (Summer 2012)

    Collins Center Update, Volume 14, Issue 3 (Summer 2012) Professor Bert B. Tussing, LTC Vince Lindemeyer, Professor Jeffrey Caton, Mr. Ben Leitzel, Collins Center Update by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership
    • Published On: 7/23/2012
  •  AFRICOM's Role in Water Security

    AFRICOM's Role in Water Security

    AFRICOM's Role in Water Security Christopher M Best Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "Few substances on Earth are as important to human survival as water. Access to clean fresh water facilitates the growth of industry, agriculture, and human population centers. Providing developing countries the resources and knowledge to access quality water sources can serve as a powerful tool for enhancing regional stability and fostering the credibility of the United States around the world. How issues within and between nations regarding how future demands for water are addressed will require the coordinated effort of various United States Government (USG) agencies moving towards common goals. This paper will focus on AFRICOM’s role in preserving U.S. interests in Africa by fostering water security. It will start with a discussion of major water challenges facing Africa in the near future, discuss the relationship between water security and U.S. national security interests, and conclude with AFRICOM’s role in water security."
    • Published On: 6/29/2012
  •  Information as Power, Volume 6

    Information as Power, Volume 6

    Information as Power, Volume 6 Jeffrey L. Groh, Benjamin C. Leitzel, Dennis M. Murphy, and Mark A. Van Dyke Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "The U.S. Army War College (USAWC) is pleased to present this anthology of selected student work from Academic Year 2011 representing examples of well-written and in-depth analyses on the vital subject of Information as Power. This is the sixth volume of an effort that began in 2006. The anthology is an important component of an effort to coordinate and recommend the design, development and integration of content and courses related to the information element of power into the curriculum to prepare our students for senior leadership positions."
    • Published On: 5/31/2012
  •  Collins Center Update, Volume 14, Issue 2 (Spring 2012)

    Collins Center Update, Volume 14, Issue 2 (Spring 2012)

    Collins Center Update, Volume 14, Issue 2 (Spring 2012) Colonel Rick Schwartz, Professor B.F. Griffard, Profs Alan G. Bourque, Eugene L. Thompson, Professor John (Jef) Troxell Collins Center Update by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership
    • Published On: 4/10/2012
  •  In Support of the Common Defense Journal - Volume 1

    In Support of the Common Defense Journal - Volume 1

    In Support of the Common Defense Journal - Volume 1 Bert B. Tussing, Kurt Crytzer, Steve Carney Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "An unspoken standard of the Armed Forces has always been, “When the nation is least ready, we must be most ready.” While that rings clear as far as warfare is concerned, it is not nearly so when it comes to the realm of domestic security. In spite of strategies that continue to espouse homeland security and homeland defense as “job one,” woefully few in the Department of Defense have studied the issues, the intricacies, and the nuances that necessarily surround the use of the military in the domestic environment. "
    • Published On: 4/4/2012
  •  Collins Center Update, Volume 14, Issue 1 (Winter 2012)

    Collins Center Update, Volume 14, Issue 1 (Winter 2012)

    Collins Center Update, Volume 14, Issue 1 (Winter 2012) Colonel Barry Di Ruzza, Dr. Mark A. Van Dyke, Professor William Waddell, Colonel Sam White, Professor Bert Tussing, Colonel Steve Carney Collins Center Update by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership
    • Published On: 3/2/2012
  •  Sustainability and National Security

    Sustainability and National Security

    Sustainability and National Security Mister James Hartman Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "The U.S. Army organizationally embraced the paradigm of sustainability over six years ago as the seeds of sustainability were sown by pioneer installations such as Fort Bragg and Fort Lewis at the onset of the new century. Today, the Army continues to apply sustainable practices and principles while driving innovative technologies to enhance mission capabilities. This paper examines the evolution of the Army sustainability program, and how sustainability is contributing to national security strategic objectives. Global demographic and natural resource trends are not only disturbing but now pose a threat to U.S. national security, prosperity, and the American way of life..."
    • Published On: 1/1/2012
  •  Mexico and the Triple Threat

    Mexico and the Triple Threat

    Mexico and the Triple Threat Sharon L Cardash, Frank J Cilluffo, Prof Bert B Tussing Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership, The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) "Trying to decipher the news coming out of Mexico these days is enough to give an observer whiplash. The signals are conflicting to say the least. On the one hand, there are horrific accounts of the most brutal violence, including beheadings and disembowelments. On the other hand, there are encouraging reports that the country is making economic and other headway, so much so that levels of illegal immigration to the United States are declining. In point of fact, both depictions are true. But consolidating the latter gains, so they take further root and help improve the lot of an ever-wider circle of Mexico’s people, will require stability. And that is an element in short supply today, thanks to the hybrid of crime, terrorist tactics, and insurgency, particularly in the five Mexican states where violence is the most highly concentrated."
    • Published On: 10/25/2011
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