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The Use of Naval Forces in the Post-War Era
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This research memorandum summarizes the major role of U.S. Naval forces in at least 207 crisis management operations for international incidents and crises, exclusive of the Korean and Vietnam wars.
. This paper is a report from CNA's History of U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Crisis Response Activity Project, conducted for the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Plans, Policy and Operations (OP-06 ... to obscure the fact that the other services and other instruments of policy (military and nonmilitary) play significant roles in the crisis management activities of the National Command Authorities
Protecting Servicemembers from MDM
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Recommendations for protecting U.S. servicemembers from mis-/dis-/mal-information, or MDM, through inoculation, debunking, fact-checking, and media literacy.
and the efforts to influence US servicemembers are national security threats that can have deleterious effects on military readiness, order, and discipline. Combating MDM is complex and requires ... report that reviewed the literature on these interventions—including a brief history of each technique, a description of how each one works, and a summary of the state of research on each technique
Using Unmanned Systems for Safety and Security
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The rapid proliferation of unmanned systems designed for air, land, and water (represented by the term "UxS") ranges from low-end commercial platforms suitable for hobbyists to high-end platforms appropriate for jurisdictional and organizational use. Public safety and security professionals can leverage these diverse and powerful systems for meeting their public safety and security objectives – and are already doing so in missions such as firefighting, special event security, law enforcement, and patrol via air, land, and water. However, CNA believes that long before an organization begins to explore specific systems, it should begin with analysis and generation of requirements.
, it should begin with analysis and generation of requirements. ANALYSES CNA has a long history of conducting capability, readiness, and cost-benefit analyses for local, state, regional, and federal organizations (including the military). From assessing the readiness of specialized teams (such as Bomb Squads, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Teams, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological
Nadja West
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Retired Lieutenant General Nadja West served as the 44th Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of U.S. Army Medical Command.
American woman three-star general in the Army's history. She is also the first woman graduate from West Point to achieve the rank of lieutenant general. A graduate of the George Washington University ... of more than 30 years as a soldier. In her last Army assignment, West managed an $11 billion budget and led a global health care enterprise consisting of over 130,000 military, civilian, contract
Dave Johnson and Peter Neffenger Join CNA's Board of Trustees
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CNA President and CEO Katherine McGrady today announced that Vice Admiral David Johnson, USN (Ret.), and Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger, USCG (Ret.), are joining the CNA Board of Trustees.
. VADM Johnson completed a distinguished, 36-year career in the U.S. Navy. Most recently, he served as the Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development ... history. “We are very fortunate to have both Vice Admiral Johnson and Vice Admiral Neffenger,” McGrady said. “Their distinguished careers bring a perspective to the board that supports CNA’s
Enlistment Waivers
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Study examines the history, trends, policies, and practices involving U.S. military waivers used at both enlistment and entry-level separations, or discharges.
Enlistment Waivers Enlistment Waivers and Entry‐level Separation: Documenting the Services’ Policies and Practices Study examines the history, trends, policies, and practices involving U.S. military waivers used at both enlistment and entry-level separations, or discharges. The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Accession Policy, together with the Office of Officer and Enlisted Personnel ... process is initiated while a member is in ELS. ELS definition ELS is defined as the first 180 days of continuous active military service. We conclude that the establishment of ELS at 180 days in 1982
AI Emerging Threats
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In January 2017, CNA published a 300-plus page report, AI, Robots, and Swarms, that examines the conceptual, technical, and operational challenges facing the Department of Defense (DOD) as it pursues AI-based technologies. This white paper is a sequel that brings the 2017 report up to date. It begins with a brief summary of the US Federal Government’s and DOD’s most recent AI investments, the establishment of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), and several significant AI-ethics-related events and trends. The rest of the paper is a long narrative that consists of three interwoven parts: Part One compares (and highlights the lack of consensus between) how the academic research community defines AI and how DOD defines it, provides a short history of AI, and offers two complementary views of AI, one as a categorical taxonomy of algorithms, the other as a field of scientific discovery; Part Two summarizes emerging themes and issues, discusses how the AI research community has responded to the COVID 19 pandemic (along with "lessons learned" for DOD), and concludes with evidence that suggests that AI/ML may be entering (or has already entered) an era of diminishing returns; and Part Three introduces a “template of a framework” designed to help bridge the gap between “understanding AI” and operationalizing its military applications. The appendices provide a stand-alone information resource that consists of over 20 high-resolution mindmaps organized around a variety of study-related topics: e.g., taxonomies of AI methods and algorithms; recent breakthroughs and milestones; and gaps, challenges, and limitations of basic AI research. The mindmaps, collectively, contain 800 plus embedded hot-link references.
AI and how DOD defines it, provides a short history of AI, and offers two complementary views of AI, one as a categorical taxonomy of algorithms, the other as a field of scientific discovery; Part ... ” and operationalizing its military applications. The appendices provide a stand-alone information resource that consists of over 20 high-resolution mindmaps organized around a variety of study-related ... , speech recognition, image classification, and game playing). The more ill-defined and “messy” the problem (think: real world military operations, with all their myriad entwined layers of complexity
Russia Venezuela Defense Cooperation
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In this paper, Russian defense industry and arms trade expert Sergey Denisentsev looks at the history, current state, and outlook for defense cooperation between Russia and Venezuela. He notes that before the arrival of Hugo Chávez, Venezuela was not among the Russian defense customers. The attempted coup in 2002 and the ensuing restrictions on sales of US weaponry to the country opened up the Venezuelan defense market to Russian suppliers. This paper reviews the Russian arms transfers that enabled a major modernization of the Venezuelan arms forces under Chávez. Those transfers, however, came to an almost complete halt after Chavez died and an economic crisis broke out in Venezuela in 2013. The latest bout of political crisis that began in January 2019 has given a new lease of life to Russian-Venezuelan defense cooperation. That cooperation no longer involves large weapons contracts, but Russia is providing technical support and advice to the Venezuelan military and security services.
Russia Venezuela Defense Cooperation Russian-Venezuelan Defense Cooperation In this paper, Russian defense industry and arms trade expert Sergey Denisentsev looks at the history, current state, and outlook for defense cooperation between Russia and Venezuela. He notes that before the arrival of Hugo Chávez, Venezuela was not among the Russian defense customers. The attempted coup in 2002 ... technical support and advice to the Venezuelan military and security services. The following preview shows the first excerpt of this document: Pre-Chavez Defense Market in Venezuela
North Korea's Strategic Surprise in the Yellow Sea: A Future Scenario
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Markus Garlauskas presents a fictional future Yellow Sea conflict scenario, following the consequences of a surprise attack by North Korea against South Korea.
of a number of different missiles North Korea has launched this month. The following is a “future history” account of a hypothetical strategic surprise in the Pacific, but not the type Campbell had ... Should Prepare for a Crisis in the Yellow Sea . It is a stark warning of the potential consequences if the United States and South Korea are unprepared for the military and political implications of North Korea's continued weapons development alongside the rising assertiveness of the People's Republic of China (PRC). [Excerpts from “Chapter 15: A Mortal Wound,” The History of the United
Why Are Special Operations Ever Conducted?
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Anyone who has watched popular films such as Zero Dark Thirty, 12 Strong, Lone Survivor, or Blackhawk Down has to wonder: why are special operations ever conducted in the first place?
and in the future. The eminent and recently-deceased scholar of strategic theory and military history, Colin S. Gray, once described special operations as “handfuls of heroes on desperate ventures.” Indeed, anyone who has watched popular films such as Zero Dark Thirty , 12 Strong , Lone Survivor , or Blackhawk Down can appreciate the dangers associated with these types of military operations ... assessed and selected to institutionalize the generation of unorthodox solutions—is a historical anomaly, as one can identify special military operations throughout history. Thus, the answer to why