31 Mar 2021

Navy’s New Unmanned Campaign Framework

The Navy and Marine Corps recently released their long-awaited Unmanned Campaign Framework.  This is a continuation of the drop-down documents spawned by the National Defense Strategy and meant to bolster the Naval Service’s commitment to shift their attention to “near-peer competitors”.

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20 Jan 2021

The Naval Services new “Advantage at Sea” Strategy

Last month, the Secretary of the Navy released an interesting and informative document called “ADVANTAGE at Sea: Prevailing with Integrated All-Domain Naval Power”.   This strategy is aligned with the Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) concepts discussed in separate OODA posts, and it combines the interests and intentions of all three Service Chiefs (Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard) to work together in an integrated manner to achieve “security and prosperity on the seas”.

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22 Dec 2020

Microsoft and McAfee headline newly-formed ‘Ransomware Task Force’

A new group consisting of 19 security firms, non-profits, and tech companies plans to combat the increasing threat of ransomware attacks. The coalition, named the Ransomware Task Force (RTF), contains well-known organizations such as McAfee and Microsoft. Other member companies include Aspen Digital, Citrix, Cybereason, The Institute for Security and

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02 Oct 2013

Football and the Illusive Stability of Coalition Governments in the MENA States

An Arab Spring political cycle is emerging. Single-party domination gives way to multi-party democracy which crumbles back into single-party domination. Football: An Introductory Anecdote Sitting with a group of western-educated, politically active Tunisians at a restaurant in Tunis, I commented on my surprise at the absence of soccer-playing children. I

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