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View Resource Security Conference in Europe Exposes Rifts between US, Allies

A high-level security conference in Munich this weekend exposed rifts between the US and its European allies on the issues of a US missile defense system and the deployment of a "rapid reaction" European Union force. The US missile defense system took center stage over the weekend as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld announced the Bush administration's plan to go ahead with development and...
View Resource Loyola Homepage on Strategic Intelligence

Loyola College (Baltimore) Department of Political Science offers the Strategic Intelligence page on the Web. This page consists of pointers to U.S. intelligence community sites, military intelligence sites, organizational sites related to strategic intelligence, recent documents related to strategic intelligence, and a selected list of intelligence related journals, articles, and papers. Included...
View Resource Federation of American Scientists: Intelligence Resource Program

Founded in 1945 by members of the Manhattan Project, the main commitment of the Federation of American Scientists is to end "the worldwide arms race." This section of its Web site has extensive information about US and international intelligence resources and the threat of terrorism, many of which are technology related. For example, chemical and biological weapons are discussed in several...
View Resource Markle Foundation: The Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

The main feature of this Web site is the report titled "Protecting America's Freedom in the Information Age," released in October 2002. It examines how to effectively use information technology to collect and analyze information pertinent to national security. The report states that current government practices are insufficient in this area, and it is laden with recommendations for improving the...
View Resource The Global Threat of New and Reemerging Infectious Diseases

Authored by Jennifer Brower and Peter Chalk, working on behalf of the RAND Corporation, this 140-page online book explores an in-depth analysis of the security implications posed by the dissemination of various infectious diseases. Throughout the work, the authors draw on two case studies, namely the HIV/ AIDS epidemic in South Africa and the public health response system within the United States....
View Resource Kennedy & Castro: The Secret History

Released to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, this intriguing electronic briefing book (presented by the National Security Archive at George Washington University), contains an audio tape of the late President Kennedy discussing the possibility of a clandestine meeting with Fidel Castro in Havana (just several weeks before Kennedy's death). Along with this...
View Resource Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

With its international headquarters in Vienna, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OCSE) is the largest regional security organization in the world. Currently, the OCSE has 55 participating members from Central Asia, Europe, and North America. The OSCE's approach to security issues is quite comprehensive, as the organization is interested in addressing a number of issues...
View Resource Department of Homeland Security

Created during the first term of President George W. Bush, the Department of Homeland Security is responsible for preventing terrorist attacks within the United States and to also reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism. On its website, visitors can learn about grant opportunities provided by the department, read about its current leadership, and read the agency's overall strategic plan. ...
View Resource National Intelligence Council

The origins of the National Intelligence Council (NIC) can be traced back to the period after World War II when there was increased interest in providing substantial research on subjects of national security interest and their likely outcomes. Officially created in 1979, the NIC reports directly to the director of the CIA. The NIC performs a number of outreach functions, including reaching out to...
View Resource MIT Security Studies Program

Based at the Center for International Studies at MIT, the Security Studies Program is interested in "the integration of technical and political analysis of national and international security problems." Visitors to the site can look over their research agenda, learn about their degree programs, and also look at their interactive calendar. Scholars will definitely want to make their way to the...