Friday, October 31, 2008

GAO on Trans Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership

The TSCTP has generally been under reported. This GAO report is not a bad place to get spun up on what the U.S. is doing in the Sahel, and what we could be doing better. From July of this year.


Frontline on Afghanistan

Great coverage. If you want to get spun up on the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan, watch this.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mission statement

This blog will address:

1. U.S. national security institutions and strategy

2. Development and U.S. foreign assistance

3. The politics affecting how we engage in the above.

I hope to draw readers into this as a collaborative and contentious project, leading to real world change in practice and policy. Our ability to explore the overlap of these spheres will be our comparative advantage.

But the proof is in the pudding.

(If the above flops feel free to post the names of your favorite happy hour bars in the D.C. area, along with address and hours.)