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Closing the Digital Divide

In early 2020, COVID-19 spread rapidly across the U.S. as many schools, businesses, and military institutions closed their doors to traditional practices transitioning to a digital way of life (Auxier…

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People First: PMCS Your Soldiers

If people are our number one priority and resource, we need to invest the time to build trust, ensure they are taken care of, and are mission capable. We do…

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Layered Homeland Missile Defense

DEFENDING THE HOMELAND Defending the U.S. homeland is DoD’s number one objective. Rogue states seek to threaten the U.S. homeland with long-range ballistic missiles to coerce us, restrict our freedom…

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Irregular Warfare: A Leadership Challenge

War is often thought of in the traditional large force-on-force style of conflict – with famous battles of World War I, World War II, and the Korean War often at…

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National Space Policy of the United States of...

Fifty-one years ago, the United States focused its will, leadership, and imagination to lead the greatest expedition in history, the landing of the first humans on another celestial body. The…

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Strategic Assessment 2020: Into a New Era of Great...

This strategic assessment is both firmly focused on the dynamics of contemporary Great Power competition (GPC) and respectful of past strategic assessments generated by the Institute for National Strategic Studies…

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How to Engage the Enemy: The Case for National...

For decades, US policy has worked to isolate North Korea from the international community as well as from the United States itself. North Korea threatens US allies in the region…

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United States Strategy to Prevent Conflict and...

The United States Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability seeks to break the costly cycle of fragility and promote peaceful, self-reliant nations that become U.S. economic and security partners.…

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Summary of the Irregular Warfare Annex To the...

The United States is engaged in global competition to advance U.S. interests and gain enduring strategic advantage. The Department’s approach to irregular warfare must evolve to address the full spectrum…

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Spacepower: Doctrine for Space Forces

Since the early milestones of space exploits, the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force have each developed space capabilities that enhance landpower, seapower, airpower, and cyberpower, respectively. This…

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Global Futures Report

The COVID-19 pandemic sheds an important light on the criticality of futures-based thinking to move us beyond conventional assumptions and positions. In today’s chaotic cycle of rapid change, growing complexity,…

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The Future of Shipping in the Arctic: New...

This year, levels of ice in the Arctic were the seventh lowest on record. As ice has receded, there has been a corresponding increase in focus on the Arctic North…

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Evolving Approaches to the “Middle East WMD-Free...

In this ACIS Paper, Assistant Secretary Ford looks back at the history of efforts to implement the Middle East WMD-Free Zone called for in the Resolution on the Middle East…

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Emergency Diesel Generator Backup Power Systems...

Backup power systems on military installations must provide reliable power during a grid outage. The risks of blackouts and loss of electric power are not new. Outages of just a…

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Australia’s Strategic Posture

Australia is responding to increased uncertainty in its strategic environment by developing a new strategic posture that will likely allow it greater flexibility to act independently. In new strategic documents,…

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