Posts Tagged ‘Bioterrorism’

Winter 2011 National Strategy Forum Review

February 21, 2011


The Winter 2011 issue of the National Strategy Forum Review is now available online.  This issue titled “Thinking About National Security: An NSF Guidebook for 2011” serves as a concise overview of the emerging trends in national security and national strategy.

There are a number of emerging national security threats that will define this decade.  How should the US think about economic security?  What are the trends in homeland security?  How can the DoD respond to budget cuts while preparing the military for the future?  Is US foreign policy focusing enough attention on emerging regions?  Given the challenges in Afghanistan, what should be our strategy with Pakistan?

Crafting a national security strategy requires: 1) an understanding of the issues; and 2) developing possible policy solutions.  The Winter 2011 NSFR puts these emerging trends in context and suggests ways of thinking about policy solutions.  Articles are available for download as PDFs.

Winter 2011 National Strategy Forum Review: “Thinking About National Security: An NSF Guidebook for 2011”

Russian Roulette with Project BioShield

July 28, 2010

House Democrats have proposed to strip $2 billion from the nation’s bioterrorism emergency fund, Project BioShield.  Recent studies demonstrate the danger of bioterrorism and pandemics to the U.S., in addition to precarious nature of our country’s bioterrorism preparation.  Consequently, the House bill is cause for concern.  Individual preparedness may be the only remedy for an ill-equipped federal emergency response to biological attacks or pandemics, but there are a number of impediments to this recourse.  The following article  suggests that U.S. biological attack and pandemic preparations are threatened by the funding cuts to Project BioShield.

Russian Roulette with Project BioShield
By Eric S. Morse