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Military, History,  and Foreign Affairs Sites

Here are some sites that provide useful and timely information on the topics of military and foreign affairs, especially in these troubled times (9/11/01 is a date we'll all remember).

Army Counter Intelligence Online

Arms Control Wonk hosted by Jeffrey Lewis, a Research Fellow at the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy (CISSM).

Battlezone is a web site for military patches, flags and other items long lost from my scrap book. From this site nearly every "official" service site can be reached.

Defense Link is the official web site for the Department of Defense and the starting point for finding U.S. military information online.

Cato Journal is a publication of the Cato Institute Founded in 1977, is nonpartisan public policy research foundation headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Institute is named for Cato's Letters, libertarian pamphlets that helped lay the philosophical foundation for the American Revolution.

Center for Defense Information is an independent military research organization.

Center for Security Policy exists as a non-profit, non-partisan organization to stimulate and inform the national and international debate about all aspects of security policy, notably those policies bearing on the foreign, defense, economic, financial and technology interests of the United States.

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is dedicated to providing world leaders with strategic insights on—and policy solutions to—current and emerging global issues. The CSIS publishes the The Washington Quarterly is a journal of international affairs.

CIA World Factbook is just that, facts about the world through the eyes of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Council on Foreign Relations.

Command and Control Research Program focuses on improving both the state of the art and the state of the practice of command and control and enhancing DoD's understanding of the national security implications of the Information Age.

Critical Review was founded in 1986 by Jeffrey Friedman, at the time a libertarian graduate student who was having grave doubts about his political creed. Unhappy with the isolation of libertarian thought from mainstream scholarship, he envisioned a journal that would bring the most intense criticism to bear on libertarian and free-market ideas in order to see which of these ideas, if any, would withstand scrutiny and contribute to our understanding of the world.

Defense Technical Information Center is the central Department of Defense facility for providing access to and facilitating the exchange of scientific and technical information.

Economist Country Briefings provides news profiles, weather, and statistics on countries.

Long Term View a journal of the Massachusetts School of Law At Andover.

Federation of American Scientist, Military Analysis Network.

Foreign Affairs Journal 

Foreign Policy Journal is focused on innovative approaches to the emerging security challenges of the new millennium. The organization seeks to reduce reliance on nuclear weapons and the risk of their use -- both by existing nuclear weapons states and those states seeking to acquire such capabilities. aims to shift American conventional military forces towards new capabilities aligned with the post-Cold War security environment, and to reduce the worldwide incidence of deadly conflict.

The History Guide has been created for the high school and undergraduate student who is either taking classes in history, or who intends to major in history in college. The purpose of The History Guide is to better prepare yourself for your history classes and to make your time in class more enjoyable and proficient.

The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institute whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

Independent Review is a quarterly journal dedicated to the critical analysis of government policy of current affairs.

Intelligence Fourm is a private, not-for-profit organization which maintains a free electronic mailing list ( dedicated to the scholarly discussion of intelligence.

Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA) is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to promote national security and the public interest and whose primary mission is to assist the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the unified commands and defense agencies in addressing important national security issues, particularly those requiring scientific and technical expertise.

Institute for Homeland Security

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Middle East Forum a think tank, works to define and promote American interests in the Middle East. Founded in 1990 the Forum became an independent organization in 1994.

National War College

National Defense University

New Perspectives Quarterly is a quarterly journal on current affairs. This is the home base of Paul Bremmer.

Nuclear Files is a site provides extensive information on nuclear weapons and nuclear war.

Strategic and Combat Studies Institute is a UK Ministry of Defense-sponsored but independent organization that brings together on a regular basis those interested in defense studies and related fields.

Strategic Studies Institute hotlinks

Strategic Assessment Center

Systems Planning Corporation supports critical national requirements by providing superior scientific analyses, systems engineering, prototype development, and information technology applications.

War, Chaos, and Business – Modern Business Strategy is on online journal of modern warfare and business topics.

Web Shots, which contains millions of photos, including many Defense Visual Information Center resources.

Counter and Anti–Terrorism Terrorism Sites

With the 9.11.01 events, knowledge and understanding is needed in order to comprehend the consequences. Here are some sites that add understanding.

The International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism

National Security Institute's Counter Terrorism list.

Jane's Intelligence Watch

USCINCPAC/J30-T, Deputy for Antiterrorism/Force Protection.

Terrorism Research Center

US State Department Counter Terrorism

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