Dozens of young Americans have attempted to join overseas jihadist groups in the past several years, raising special concern among counterterrorism officials that they might bring the fight home with them when they return.
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Amid Russia's continuing intervention in Ukraine, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and member-state policymakers must devise a comprehensive strategy to seek peace and stability in Europe and find a cohesive way forward. This perspective assesses two strategies toward Russia: (1) punishment and disengagement and (2) resilience and engagement and makes a case for the latter.
Testimony presented before the House Homeland Security Committee on March 24, 2015.
Statement for the record submitted before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity on March 17, 2015.
Containing Middle East Terror: Measures to Reduce the Threat Posed By Foreign Fighters Returning from Syria and Iraq2015
Testimony presented before the House Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security on March 17, 2015.
This report seeks to help those planning future cyber training by highlighting what can be learned from another specialty: defense language. It examines what the military services and national security agencies have done to meet the need for personnel with skills in critical languages and identifies preliminary lessons for government efforts to develop efficient and effective training approaches for cyber warriors.
United States Service Academy Admissions: Selecting for Success at the Military Academy/West Point and as an Officer2015
This report explores the relationship between the current scoring of data for applicants to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and two subsequent outcomes: probability of graduating and probability of officer promotion. Using a series of logistic regression models and a boosted logistic regression, the results suggest that that the current candidate scoring system as the primary basis for admission decisions at West Point is effective.