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  • Eliminating Migration by Ed Corcoran, 28 Jan -- " Migration Migration has been a common occurrence in all of human history, people carrying out conquest or fleeing from it, or from religious or ethnic persecution, or from natural disasters, or just seeking a better life. Under current global conditions this has reached unprecedented scale - according to recent UN figures, there are almost 60 million people forcibly displaced, including almost 20 million refugees, not even counting many unregistered or others wanting to flee but currently unable to do so. ..."
  • Age of Amity by Ed Corcoran, 12 Jan -- "We are barely into the Twenty-First Century and we see a world of turmoil. The United States stumbles on the world stage with no clear sense of direction, an economic recovery plodding along and beset by increasing problems with racism, economic inequality and political alienation. ..."
  • Shifting Afghan Gears: Build, Don't Blast by Ed Corcoran, 24 Nov -- "Afghanistan has enormous economic potential as outlined in a recent US Army review; developing this is the key to stability. Despite fourteen years of US military support, the situation has deteriorated to the point that the senior US officer has stated flatly, "we have to provide our senior leadership options different than the current plan...."
  • The Two Sides of Cybersecurity by Daniel M. Gerstein, 13 Nov -- "Cybersecurity is a two-sided proposition, requiring both defense of internal networks and the ability to operate effectively in the cyber domain. Securing government networks is certainly necessary, but authorities should not lose sight of the need to couple their defense of America's networks with appropriate resources dedicated to combatting criminal, terrorist and other threats in cyberspace. ..."
  • Rebuilding Afghanistan - a Critical Task by Ed Corcoran, 14 Sep -- "It is easy to see our Afghan effort drifting not just to a debacle but to a disaster. We had worked hard to get the Soviets out, and then had zero idea of what to do next. ..."