National Security Links

"All the business of war, and indeed all the business of life,
is to endeavor to find out what you don't know by what you do."
--The Duke of Wellington, 1769-1852
U.S. Government Information Warfare Research Think Tanks
News, 'Zines & Links Miscellaneous Organizations Newsgroups

Operation Iraqi Freedom

DefendAmerica
The lead DOD site for public information on the Iraq war.
L.T. Smash: Live From The Sandbox
This blog is purported to be from an in theatre sailor.
News Specials
Here are Iraq war sites from a variety of newspapers and news channels: Washington Post, the White House's Iraq: Denial and Deception, The Times of London, New York Times, Fox's War on Terror, U.S. News & World Report, National Geographic, CNN's War on Iraq, the Pentagon's News Photos, Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal.
Think Tank Iraq war Sites
Here are various Iraq war sites from several think tanks and special interest groups: Heritage Foundation's Iraq War Room, Cato, GlobalSecurity.org's Southwest Asia site (including the current U.S. Order of Battle), Center For Strategic & International Studies, the Council on Foreign Relations' Iraq Resource Center and the Brookings Institution.
Maps and Satellite Imagery
Finally, here are a number of maps and satellite images: National Imagery and Mapping Agency's Special Reference Graphics, Terra Server's image of Bagdad, National Geographic's maps of Iraq and downtown Bagdad, Congressional Research Service's set of Iraq maps, Library of Congress maps and Strategy Page's map of Iraq with unit placement.

U.S. Government Sponsored Sites

House Committee on National Security
Reports, bills, committee publications, press releases and hearing schedules of the U.S. House of Representatives' National Security Committee.
Senate Committe on Armed Services
Reports, bills and hearing transcripts of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Foreign Military Studies Office
The U.S. Army's Office of Foreign Military Studies. One of the best National Security sites on the Web.
Center for Contemporary Conflict
The CCC brings together national security and regional studies experts from academia, government, and the military to assess current and emerging security challenges such as international terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and regional conflict. The web site features full-text original analysis of contemporary international security issues, highlighted by its "Strategic Insights" series. The site also features conference reports, M.A. theses by officers and officials completing advanced degrees at the Naval Postgraduate School, and an extensive set of links to related web sites.
NATO Official Home Page
Home page of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Cental Intelligence Agency
The CIA.
National Security Agency
The U.S. specialists in communications and signals intelligence.
Defense Intelligence Agency
Department of Defense intelligence analysis.
National Imagery and Mapping Agency
Formerly the Defense Mapping Agency, if they ever privatize, Rand-McNally will go broke.
Center for Studies of Intelligence
Ran by the CIA, the center supports the analysis of the intelligence process; this site releases unclassified studies of intelligence issues.
National Defense University
The military's leading institution of postgraduate education.
Strategic Studies Institute
The primary research institute of the U.S. Army War College.
DefenseLINK
The U.S. Department of Defense site for the release of public information.
ArmyLINK
U.S. Army Public Affairs Home Page.
AFCA Home Page
The Air Force Communication Agency's primary public site.
U.S. International Affairs
The State Department's posting of U.S. positions on international matters.
The Warrior Symbology Standardization Program
The DOD's program to standardize military symbols. It contains a database of approved, standardized symbols.
FORSCOM
U.S. Army Forces Command.
STRICOM Web Site
U.S. Army Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Command.
Joint C4ISR Battle Center
Logoed as "The meeting place of the Warfighter and the Technologist."
TACCSF Home Page
Theater Air Command and Control Simulation Facility, Detachment 4 of the 505th Command and Control Evaluation Group.
Indiana National Guard
The 38th Infantry Division.
U.S. Navy Sites
Links from the Naval Postgraduate School.
The Department of Homeland Security
The home page for Homeland Security. Related sites are Ready.gov recommending personal preparations and the White House's Homeland Security information site.

Information Warfare

Information Warfare and INFOSEC
Winn Schwartau's Information Warfare site. Important information for the Information Age.
Information Security
Schwartau's InfoSec arena.
Information Technology Security
Sponsored by the Communications Security Establishment of Canada.
Information Warfare and the Canadian Forces
A 76-page document (plus appendices) on Information Warfare provided by Canada's Defense Information Services.
Journal of Infrastructural Warfare
Information Warfare journal and SitRep.
Intelligence Programs and Systems
A useful review by overexcitable FAS.
Manhattan Cyber Project
An initiative between industry, government and academia to combat the threat to the national information infrastructure.
Cyberwar is Coming
A posting by the RAND authors of this article originally published in The Journal of Comparative Strategy, Volume 12,no. 2, pp. 141-165.
Thrasher Thesis
Site to obtain copies of Information Warfare: Implications for Forging the Tools.
WarRoom Research
A company solving problems in the Information Warfare field.
Information Warfare, I-War, IW, C4I, Cyberwar
An extensive links site on information warfare.

Papers and Research

National Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction
The U.S. strategy for nonproliferation of WMD.
Doctrine for Joint Urban Operations
The DOD doctrine for MOUT activities using combined services.
Global Trends 2015: A Dialogue About the Future With Nongovernment Experts
Sponsored by the CIA, this is an attempt at long-term trend prediction for primary change vectors.
China Spying Guide, "Sources and Techniques of Obtaining National Defense Science and Technology Intelligence," By Huo Zhongwen and Wang Zongxiao, 1991
A Chinese commentary on spying.
U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century
Also known as the Hart-Rudman Commission, this is a Blue Ribbon Panel designed to provide research and guidance on national security issues for the future.
Executive Summary of the Commission to Assess The Ballistic Missle Threat to the United States
The unclassifed summary of the Congressionally appointed committee's determination that we are vulnerable to being attacked by ballistic missles with little or no warning.
Studies in Intelligence Online Publications
A declassified version of the CIA's Studies in Intelligence series.
National Defense Panel
A supposedly independent review body established by Congress which performed with somewhat less than stellar success at its task of reviewing U.S. National Security needs.
The Quadrennial Defense Review
Pentagon's most recent review of military forces, plans and objectives.
Joint Vision 2010
Download page for the Joint Chiefs' view of what the military should look like in 2010.
A National Security Strategy for a New Century
The White House's plan for destruction of the military by making it a morale-decaying "nanny force".
President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection
Studies and overviews of ideas on the protection of U.S. infrastructures.
National Cryptologic Strategy for the 21st Century
An outline of NSA's publicly stated strategy.
Chemical and Biological Defense Information Analysis Center
Highly comprehensive DOD site.
Chemical Structures of Chemical Warfare Agents
Chemical structure diagrams and abstracts of composition for various chemical warfare compounds.
Nerve Agents
A quick primer on nerve agents.
High Explosives Science & Technology
Los Alamos' center for high explosives and nuclear explosives.
The United Nations Demining Database
A collection of resources centered around demining and banning mine use.
The Art of War
Lionel Giles' translation of Sun Tzu's classic work on strategy and the application of military force.
NIMA Business Opportunity Presentations
HTML and Powerpoint presentations from the NIMA's 1997 Business Opportunity Day Conference.
Chinese Security
Information on the military and national security policies of the PRC.
ALLC Main Menu
Canadian Army Lessons Learned Centre postings of after action analyses.
Electronic RAND Documents
Full-text RAND documents available for download. The site contains a mix of national security and domestic issues documents. Some are in HTML format and some are in PDF format.

Think Tanks

CATO Institute Defense Studies
Defense papers by the CATO Institute.
Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies
Sponsored by Johns Hopkins University, this is an informative site on biological weapons.
National Security Website
An information clearinghouse on national security established by the Foreign Policy and Defense Studies Department of the The Heritage Foundation.
RAND, Inc.
The RAND organization is considered one of the leading think-tanks on strategic policy. Their strength and their weakness is that the concentrate on mathematical analysis of social phenonema.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
A sometimes decent, sometimes wrong-headed think tank.
Center for International Trade and Security
Strongly focused on the problems of arms proliferation from Russia. Russian fellows of the program provide Russian perspectives of the situation. Sponsored by the University of Georgia.
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
This Center assists Central European nations in developing national security institutions that remain compatible with democratic government.
Council on Foreign Relations
An exclusive club concerned with foreign policy issues.
The Centre for Military and Strategic Studies
Part of the University of Calgary's Strategic Studies Program.
Center for Global Security Research
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's research center focused on the effects of the dissemination and use of weapons of mass destruction. The site is in an early stage of construction.
The International Crisis Group
This group tries to employ its political and media connections to influence government policies.
Lawyers Alliance for World Security
Founded by Amb. Ralph Earle, III, former director of the U.S. Arms Control & Disarment Agency and Chief Negotiator of the (unratified)SALT II Treaty, this organization works for the reduction of nuclear arms in the world.

News, Magazines and Links

The Gertz File
Washington Times' reporter Bill Gertz's defense and national security news page.
Jane's Information Group
The Home Page of the best commercial publisher of military information.
War, Peace and Security WWW Server
An extensive and well-organized site sponsored by the Canadian Forces College of Canada's Department of National Defence.
Foreign, Comparative and International Resources
A master links list on international relations put up by the LSU Political Science Department.
University of Colorado Foreign Affairs
Contains dissertation abstracts, syllabi, book reviews, newsletters, etc.
Loyola Home Page on Strategic Intelligence
Extensive links to intelligence related subjects.
The Chemical Weapons Convention Homepage
The U.S. government's site on the Chemical Weapons Convention.
Military Parade:The Magazine of the Russian Military Industrial Complex
Published in Russia on the Russian military. Propaganda? Disinformation? Sales Brochure? Whatever this is, it contains long articles, clear photographs and interviews not likely to be found elsewhere; all contained in a well-designed web site.
Arms Sales Monitor
An anti-military rag that occassionally provides some useful information.

Organizations

Business Executives for National Security
Numerous reports and publications from this defense-oriented lobby.
International Relations and Security Network
Extensive variety of defined and evaluated links. Organized by topic, subject, region and current issues.
National Security Industrial Association
A lobbying group for defense contractors.
Naval Intelligence Professionals
Aids oriented towards issues of maritime intelligence.
MINWARA-The Mine Warfare Association
Organized with strong contacts to the Naval Postgraduate School, this organization concerns itself with all aspects of mine warfare issues.

Miscellaneous

HSV Technologies
A manufacturer of a nonlethal stun beam weapon.
Desert-Storm.com
A memorial and information site on Desert Storm.
Israeli Foreign Ministry
Web outpost of the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
National Security Decision Making Game
An informational site on this live action rpg which is only available at particular conventions.
Military City Online Web Outpost
An online site for Army Times, Space News and a Military Locator service.

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