U.S. Army Sgt. Larry J. Isbell of Oklahoma City, Ok., representing the National Guard, watches his firing lane for targets during the M-4 Range Qualification event during the Department of the Army's 10th annual Best Warrior Competition held on Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 21.

MWI – How COIN (Counterinsurgency) Theory Explains Organizational Change: An MWI Report – 25 September 2016

How COIN Theory Explains Organizational Change: An MWI Report. MWI Non-Resident Fellow Douglas Pryer writes in this new report that since the human dynamics underlying all group competitions are similar, all leaders can benefit from applying COIN theory to achieve significant organizational change. http://mwi.usma.edu/4170-2/ See also:  Military Legitimacy: Right and…

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Defense Support to Civil Authorities in Wake of Unrest in Charlotte, NC – 22 September 2016

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory deployed the state National Guard and highway patrol to Charlotte after violent protests raged for a second night over the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott http://wlos.com/news/local/national-guard-provides-reinforcements-for-local-law-enforcement-in-charlotte http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/22/us/charlotte-protests/index.html?sr=fbCNN092216charlotte-protests1106AMVODtopVideo&linkId=29072263 http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2689907   And see: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/25/opinion/sunday/where-to-go-from-the-anger-in-charlotte.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share And for the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, see: http://www.iacp.org/TaskForceReport…


MWI – U.S. Cybersecurity Gets a New Cyber Warrior General – 20 September 2016

U.S. Cybersecurity Gets a New Cyber Warrior General. MWI Contributor Robert Potter argues a turn for the positive in U.S. cybersecuirty with the recent appointment of Brigadier General (retired) Gregory J. Touhil as the first ever U.S. Federal Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). http://mwi.usma.edu/u-s-cybersecurity-gets-a-new-cyber-warrior-general/ and see also: http://militarylegitimacyreview.com/?s=Cyber and please…


The Atlantic – When Women Lead Soldiers Into Battle – 9 September 2016

  http://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/OSD014303-15.pdf The US ban on women in ground combat has been lifted and all combat roles are now open to women – who stand poised to take command of combat units for the first time. http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/09/women-combat-leaders/498800/?utm_source=fbia and see https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R42075.pdf and see http://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/632536/carter-opens-all-military-occupations-positions-to-women and see Carter Names First Female Combatant…


Joint Force Quarterly – What It Means to Be Expeditionary: A Look at the French Army in Africa – 3rd Quarter, July 2016

“A recently published RAND study of French army operations in Mali in 2013 noted that in many ways, France’s army epitomizes the characteristics General Odierno and General Milley have highlighted.” http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_reports/RR700/RR770/RAND_RR770.pdf Cited with authority in: http://ndupress.ndu.edu/JFQ/Joint-Force-Quarterly-82/Article/793271/what-it-means-to-be-expeditionary-a-look-at-the-french-army-in-africa/


MWI – Who Should We Save?: On Perilous Judgments and Military Moral Thought – 5 September 2016

http://www.mwi.usma.edu/save-perilous-judgments-military-moral-thought/ and see: Govern, Kevin H., The Legal Way Ahead Between War And Peace (Chapter 16) (2008). Enemy Combatants, Terrorism, and Armed Conflict Law: A Guide to the Issues, Edited by David K. Linnan (Praeger 2008). Available at SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2093449


NYT – Air Force, Running Low on Drone Pilots, Turns to Contractors in Terror Fight – 5 September 2016

Ihttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/06/us/air-force-drones-terrorism-isis.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share “The Pentagon is increasingly relying on private contractors to operate drones for reconnaissance missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.” See also: Govern, Kevin H. and Schlager, Scott A, ‘Guns for Hire, Death on Demand’: The Permissibility of U.S. Outsourcing of Drone Attacks to Civilian Surrogates of the Armed Forces and…


CERL Event – Producing Leaders of Character and Integrity: Instilling Values into Public Life – 15 September 2016

https://www.law.upenn.edu/newsevents/calendar.php#event_id/53148/view/event September 15, 2016 CERL Presents – Producing Leaders of Character and Integrity: Instilling Values into Public Life Time: 8:00am – 8:00pm Location: Golkin 100, Michael A. Fitts Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania Law School https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari&um=1&ie=UTF-8&fb=1&gl=us&entry=s&sa=X&ftid=0x89c6c65066c9680d:0x9f0ce0d718af648&gmm=CgIgAQ%3D%3D This symposium will explore the concept of ethical leadership. It will examine the effectiveness of…


MWI – Adding Rigor to Stability and Reconstruction Operations: An MWI Report – 30 August 2016

http://mwi.usma.edu/adding-rigor-to-stability-and-reconstruction-operations/ MAJ Bates explores an essential component of stability and reconstruction operations. For more background, see also: https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/guiding_principles_full.pdf https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32862.pdf http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/new_pubs/jp3_07.pdf http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2009/RAND_MG852.pdf http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/concepts/joint_concepts/joc_sstro.pdf


Simons Center Interagency Journal – “Out of Sync” – U.S. Africa Command and Recent Interagency Challenges – Summer 2016

http://thesimonscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/IAJ-7-2-Summer2016-34-43.pdf The most recent edition of the Simons Center Interagency Journal examines US Africa Command’s innovative interagency structure. It highlights some recent challenges, particularly between DoD and State coordination in regional policy and security cooperation. The authors conclude that despite these challenges AFRICOM is equipped to counter these challenges by…