Homeland Security. The Brookings Institution favor retaining a strong Office of Homeland Security within the White House responsible for coordinating and leading the homeland security effort. The OHS director needs the necessary authority, however, to develop both a national homeland security strategy and an integrated, government-wide homeland security budget for presentation to and defense on Capitol Hill. James Steinberg, Ivo Daalder, James Lindsay, Michael O'Hanlon, I.M. Destler and Paul Light therefore believe that the homeland security council, office, and director should be given statutory authority. "Assessing the Department of Homeland Security".
By Brookings Institution, US.
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Securing Nuclear Materials. It is most likely that a terrorist seeking to manufacture a nuclear weapon would attempt to do do using high-enriched uranium (HEU) as its fissile material. At the same time, the economic and political collapse of the Soviet Union has made the supply of HEU in that region particularly vulnerable to theft or diversion. Robert Civiak of the Federation of American Scientists proposes three ways in which these stockpiles of HEU can be reduced, facilitating efforts to prevent the diversion of HEU to terrorist organizations.
By Federation of American Scientists , US.
Casus Belli? UNSCOM Report on Iraq. Much of the Bush administration's case for extending the war on terror to Iraq rests upon the evidence of the UN weapons inspectors. Here you can read UNSCOM's final report on their efforts to locate and destroy Iraq's stock of weapons of mass destruction - and to hinder Iraq's capability to build new weapons. The "Report on status of disarmament and monitoring" was written by UNSCOM.
By UNSCOM, UN, US, UK.
The EU-US Military Relationship. The recent US defence plans have brought the military imbalance between the EU and the US into sharp relief. Assured EU access to US and NATO military assets may be an unrealistic European belief. Kori Schake believes that the most productive way to redress these political and military problems is to encourage not only the emergence of a viable European military force, but also the duplication of capabilities already existing in NATO and US forces. "Constructive Duplication: Reducing EU Reliance on US Military Assets" is published by the Centre for European Reform.
By Centre for European Reform, UK, US.