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Trump´s “big stick” foreign policy.

Trump´s “big stick” foreign policy.

One of President Theodore Roosevelt’s many iconic phrases is his summation of American foreign policy: ‘Speak softly and carry a big stick.’ Over the past century, however, American presidents have…

Mattis NATO ultimatum do not move Merkel´s plans.

Mattis NATO ultimatum do not move Merkel´s plans.

Responses so far have ranged from agreement and support from the UK’s Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon, to the steadfast resolve of Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in stating that Germany…

Ohio adopts new standards governing the use of deadly force.

Ohio adopts new standards governing the use of deadly force.

Ohio’s two-year-old program to certify police departments in use-of-force and hiring training procedures is gaining followers. Read article here…

Scrutinizing Polythink, tool for Strategic Thinking.

Scrutinizing Polythink, tool  for Strategic Thinking.

Why do presidents and their advisors often make sub-optional decisions on military interventions, escalation, de-escalation and termination of conflicts? The leading concept of group dynamics, groupthink, offers one explanation: policy-…

U.S. President Trump on foreign policy: defeat of ISIS is “highest priority.”

U.S. President Trump on foreign policy: defeat of ISIS is “highest priority.”

Just moments after President Donald Trump was sworn into office, the official White House website was updated with the 45th president’s position on foreign policy, which proclaims the defeat of…

The U.S. private sector and Homeland Security.

The U.S. private sector and Homeland Security.

There are more than 30 million actors outside of the Homeland Security Department who are just as important as the public sector to DHS´s mission success – the private sector.…

In Mosul, President Obama’s military doctrine facing greatest test yet.

In Mosul, President Obama’s military doctrine facing greatest test yet.

WASHINGTON — As Iraqi forces launch their long-awaited campaign to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State, President Obama’s doctrine of aiding other countries militarily rather than leading every…

Elbit was awarded US$ 19 million contract in Uruguay, to provide a Safe District project.

Elbit was awarded US$ 19 million contract in Uruguay, to provide a Safe District project.

Elbit Systems announced today (Sunday) it was awarded an approximately US$ 19 million contract from the Maldonado District Administration in Uruguay, to provide a Safe District project. The project will…

Police excessive force to be controlled by civilian agency.

Police excessive force to be controlled by civilian agency.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, under fire for months over how the city investigates excessive force allegations against Chicago police, plans to propose abolishing the city’s beleaguered Independent Police Review Authority. The…

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter unveils Pentagon Reform.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter unveils Pentagon Reform.

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Defense Ash Carter wants to clarify the role of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, see service chiefs have a greater hand in acquisition, and…

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