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New Publications
How to Make Army Force Generation Work for the Army's Reserve Components, by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Whitlock. The Army needs to implement Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) in addition to its ongoing transformation and to move to a more modular force. The author describes ARFORGEN, discusses some of its critical assumptions related to RC units, and explains required changes at DoD, DA, and individual RC levels so that the Army can integrate these units fully into ARFORGEN.

The Future of Transatlantic Security Relations, edited by LTG Richard Chilcoat (USA-Ret.), COL Joseph Cerami (USA-Ret.), and Mr. Patrick Baetjer. This colloquium report details the proceedings of a March 2006 conference cosponsored by The George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, the U.S. Army's Eisenhower National Security Series, and the Strategic Studies Institute.

Coming Soon
Strategic Challenges for Counterinsurgency and the Global War on Terrorism, edited by Dr. Williamson Murray.

North Korean Civil-Military Trends: Military First Politics to a Point, by Mr. Ken Gause.

Shaping the PLA's Security Environment, edited by Dr. Andrew Scobell and Dr. Larry Wortzel.

The NATO-Russia Partnership: A Marriage of Convenience or a Troubled Relationship? by Dr. Stephen Blank.

Confronting the Unconventional: Innovation and Transformation in Military Affairs, by Dr. David Tucker.

Defense Transformation: To What, For What?, by Colonel Kevin Reynolds.

 
Monthly Op-Ed
"What If?" -- A Most Impertinent Question Indeed, by LTC Nathan P. Freier.

Upcoming Colloquia
Western Hemisphere Mini-Colloquium Series (Neo-populism)
September 21, 2006 - Washington, DC

Right Sizing the PLA: Understanding the Drivers of China's Approach to Military Modernization
October 6-8, 2006 - Carlisle, PA

Western Hemisphere Mini-Colloquium Series (Transnational Crime)
October 24, 2006 - Washington, DC

Western Hemisphere Mini-Colloquium Series (Colombia)
December 5, 2006 - Washington, DC

Western Hemisphere Mini-Colloquium Series (Mexico)
February 7, 2007 - Washington, DC

News and Updates
COL (Ret) J.R. Martin participated in a RAND seminar on improving U.S. ability to conduct counter-insurgency (COIN) operations. The seminar was devoted to discussions of what capabilities the U.S. should have to assist indigenous forces prepare for and conduct COIN. COL Martin provided expertise from his tour with the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq in 2005.

LTC Nathan Freier traveled to Astana, Kazakhstan to review and comment on the draft Kazakh Basic Military Doctrine. The Republic of Kazakhstan's Basic Military Doctrine is the equivalent of the National Defense and Military Strategies of the United States. The trip was at the invitation of the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Eurasia and the Kazakh Ministry of Defense.

COL Joseph Nunez was interviewed on the topic of "Venezuela Works on Its Defenses" by Julie McCarthy on NPR's "Weekend Edition Sunday". (see our external link policy regarding the above link).


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