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  • Tunisia's Water Insecurity--A Threat to US National Security

    Tunisia is a fledgling democracy located in North Africa between Libya and Algeria along the Mediterranean Sea making it a unique nation with an identity that straddles Europe, the Arab world, and the rest of the African continent. When Tunisia sparked the Arab Spring in 2011, democracies including

  • Organizing for Mission Command

     What's old is new again.Confronted with numerical inferiority, a contested electromagnetic spectrum, and the lack of safe havens, the USAF is returning to an old concept: mission command.[1] This philosophy envisions small units, operating under commander’s intent, that can maneuver and fight more

  • Congruent FMS and 10 USC 333 Strategy for USINDOPACOM

    China is the pacing threat for the United States. While China has the advantage of proximity in the INDOPACOM AOR, they lack the greatest strength the US possesses, willing partners and allies. The United States must listen to our partners and allies in the region and equip and train them with the

  • Communicating the Space Ecosystem: The Next Frontier

    At the beginning of each episode of Star Trek, William Shatner spoke the familiar lines: “Space: the final frontier…” These words ushered in a fantastical opportunity to “explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”[1] This

  • Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Ep. 27 - Military Mortuary Operations

    Opinions, conclusions, and recommendations expressed or implied within are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the Air University, the United States Air Force, the Department of Defense, or any other US government agency.Lt. Col. Nicole Farnham

  • The Strategic Advantage in Space. Who Has It?

    Using their unique political and economic structures to justify their authoritarian regimes’ ceaseless pursuit of power, Russia and China believe that space dominance will guarantee the longevity of their respective nations. Both countries have, therefore, strategically put themselves in a position

  • How to Combat Cryptocurrency's Use within the Illicit Drug Trade

    With criminals finding the traditional ways of handling and exchanging their funds being easily blocked in the digital age, cryptocurrency has become their primary means to move and launder money in exchange for illegal activities, particularly the illegal drug trade. Given a nationwide opioid

  • A Dynamic Targeting Solution to Respond to Destructive Leaders

     As most leadership literature has focused on the characteristics of ‘good’ or effective leadership, leaders are often perceived as heroic saviors of organizations in crisis.[1] A ‘good’ leader is seen as someone who is inspirational, has integrity, sets a good example, and is supportive and

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