Issue Papers

Work Group 3 – The New Criticality of the National Guard Bureau

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Congressional mandate and Executive Branch direction have combined to task the military as never before in support of civil authorities in disaster response. Within that military, no organization will have a greater set of responsibilities in coordinating these commitments than…

Strategic Vision Workshop

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A definition of Strategy is that it is about the choices a nation makes given a particular strategic environment, and the trends shaping our future strategic environment point toward an era that some have labeled “persistent conflict”. Given this premise…

Albania – Observations on a Changing Nation

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On April 2, 2008, NATO offered Albania membership in the Alliance. For a country once described by Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck as no more than a “geographical expression,” this was a reward for a long tortuous journey through history.…