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GailForce: Aspen Security Forum—Final Thoughts

GailForce:  Aspen Security Forum—Final Thoughts

“I’ve been, in one capacity or another, in the intel business for 52 years and I don’t remember a time when we had been beset by more crises and challenges around the world” -James Clapper

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Gailforce: Aspen Security Forum Part II

Gailforce: Aspen Security Forum Part II

During the Forum, Secretary Johnson focused on the evolving nature of the terrorism threat, what we need to do in response, and the need for resiliency.

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GailForce: Aspen Security Forum Part I

GailForce: Aspen Security Forum Part I

The Aspen Security Forum offers the opportunity to hear directly from the people developing and executing our security strategy.

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Terrorists Attacks at Home & Abroad, Police Officers Shot Down in Dallas – Why Is Anyone Surprised?

Terrorists Attacks at Home & Abroad, Police Officers Shot Down in Dallas – Why Is Anyone Surprised?

Those events are symptoms of larger problems that need to be addressed by U.S. society.

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GailForce: West 2016 Conference Part II

GailForce: West 2016 Conference Part II

The bottom line for me when comparing how one military will fare against another is not just the military equipment but also the tactics, techniques, and procedures used, or as the military says, TTPs.

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GailForce: West 2016 Conference – Navy Leaders Discuss the Latest in Maritime Strategy

GailForce:  West 2016 Conference – Navy Leaders Discuss the Latest in Maritime Strategy

Looking forward, it is clear that the challenges the Navy face are shifting in character, are increasingly difficult to address in isolation, and are changing quickly. This will require us to reexamine our approaches in every aspect of our operations.

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America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Gail Harris

America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Gail Harris

Kennan’s is considered the architect of the Cold War strategy. Today’s diplomats are still expected to provide the kind of expert advice that helps set the policy course for the nation.

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GailForce: Have Presidential Candidates Proposed Anything New In The Fight Against Terrorism?

GailForce: Have Presidential Candidates Proposed Anything New In The Fight Against Terrorism?

Last week both Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush gave major talks outlining their respective plans for defeating terrorists.

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GailForce: Cyber Issues

GailForce: Cyber Issues

Since 2013, cyber has been ranked ahead of terrorism and named the #1 security threat to the U.S. The understanding of, and bridging of this gap is one of the major issues facing this nation and the rest of the world today.

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GailForce: Aspen Security Forum Part II – Terrorism

GailForce:  Aspen Security Forum Part II – Terrorism

Defeating terrorism is a worldwide problem that requires a worldwide policy.

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GailForce: Aspen Security Forum Part I

GailForce: Aspen Security Forum Part I

Cybersecurity and terrorism were the two topics that dominated the Aspen Security Forum this year.

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GailForce: Economics and National Security

GailForce:  Economics and National Security

Each year, the intelligence community presents an annual threat assessment to Congress. They publish an unclassified version that I and many other national security geeks read very closely.

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GailForce: Nobody Asked Me But Here’s One Proposed Terrorism Strategy

GailForce:  Nobody Asked Me But Here’s One Proposed Terrorism Strategy

What is needed is an organization much like the NATO alliance formed to deal with Communism during the Cold War, but directed against VEOs.

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GailForce: Cypberspace Symposium Part II

GailForce:  Cypberspace Symposium Part II

Last week was pretty interesting for cyber policy issues.

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GailForce: Cyberspace Symposium Part I

GailForce:  Cyberspace Symposium Part I

The theme of this year’s event was: Protecting Cyberspace: Policy, Partnerships, and Practical Solutions. The event was well organized, informative and thought provoking.

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About the Author

Gail Harris
Gail Harris

Gail Harris’ 28 year career in intelligence included hands-on leadership during every major conflict from the Cold War to El Salvador to Desert Storm to Kosovo and at the forefront of one of the Department of Defense’s newest challenges, Cyber Warfare. A Senior Fellow for The Truman National Security Project, her memoir, A Woman’s War, published by Scarecrow Press is available on Amazon.com.

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