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Policy for US Cybersecurity

Date Posted:  11/4/2014

With respect to cyber domain attacks on US civilian systems attributable to a nation-state, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should have responsibility for consequence management; US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), for domestic attack assessment; and US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), for defense and any cyber counterstrike response (in coordination with any applicable combatant commands and US national agencies). Written by: Lt Col Augu...

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Forward Arming and Refueling Points for Fighter Aircraft

Date Posted:  10/6/2014

This article examines a new concept for dispersed operations that allows fighter aircraft to operate from any airfield with a suitable runway. Furthermore, it does not require infrastructure at the dispersed location and results in significant operational and strategic effects....

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The Asia-Pacific Century by Dr. Adam Lowther

Date Posted:  9/17/2014

The Asia-Pacific Century-This work looks to the future of the Asia-Pacific and examines a broad range of questions that focus on diplomatic, economic, and military challenges facing the region’s key players, with a particular focus on their relevance to the US military. In the last 15 years, many other forward looking studies have come to the same conclusion. The Air Force 2025 study concluded that among the possible outcomes before 2030 was ...


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Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia

Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia by Ayesha Jalal. Harvard University Press, 2008, 373 pp., $29.95.

Jihad is a deceptively simple topic. It seems to have only two sides—the inner struggle, which the faithful engage in to purify themselves of negative qualities, and the outer struggle, which may call an individual to go to war and lay down his or her life. But when probed deeper, both the inner and outer struggles have countless gradations which cannot be analyzed in a vacuum. Politics, personalities, competing theologies, history, and culture play significant roles in determining how jihad is manifested in a particular society.

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