Archive for May, 2010

U.S. Cyber Command Launched

May 25, 2010

One may have missed this important bit of news over the weekend: the Department of Defense officially launched the U.S. Cyber Command, under the leadership of NSA Chief Keith B. Alexander.

The national security implications of this are huge.  It is the government’s first institutional step to take a leadership role in securing cyberspace.  Granted, much still needs to be done, including cooperating with the private sector to improve cybersecurity.  Nevertheless, this is a monumental step forward in the pursuit of securing America’s virtual world.

Direct links to the announcement and news articles are below:

Department of Defense: Official Cyber Command Announcement

Army Times Article: DoD Cyber Command is Officially Online

Stars and Stripes Article: Army Planning Cyber Command at Fort Belvoir

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EU Economic Crisis & US National Security

May 21, 2010

The theme for the first NSFR  blog is “The EU Economic Crisis and the Effects on U.S. National Security.”  Posted below are three articles that address this theme from different perspectives.  First, the NSF Insider article provides an overview of the EU economic crisis and its three major effects on U.S. national security.  Second, Dr. Alex Papadopoulos describes how the economic problems in Greece may cause a reshuffling of NATO priorities.  Third, Andrew Cottey summarizes the impact of the economic crisis on Ireland and its national security spending.

NSF Insider: EU Economic Crisis
By Eric S. Morse

A Strategic Silver Lining in the Greek Economic Crisis?  An Opportunity for a Systemic Security Shift in NATO’s Flank
By Dr. Alex G. Papadopoulos

Odd PIG Out: Ireland and the Economic Crisis
By Andrew Cottey

Introducing The NSF Review Blog

May 17, 2010

The National Strategy Forum Review is a widely read, quarterly publication focusing on national security policy.  To keep readers up to date with the latest news and analysis, the National Strategy Forum is pleased to announce the new National Strategy Forum Review Blog.

Each month, the NSFR Blog will post articles and commentary on a variety of national security matters from around the world.  We will provide NSF Insider blog entries and feature foreign analysis and commentary from our group of international correspondents.

In addition, the NSF has created a Facebook page for those interested in following us online through social media networking.

The National Strategy Forum hopes that you find this new, supplemental resource of national security analysis to be timely and insightful.