- Active Duty Military Personnel by Service by Region/Country December 31, 2008 [PDF]
- Report of the Secretary of Defense Task Force on DoD Nuclear Weapons Management - Phase II: Review of the DoD Nuclear Mission December 2008 -- "Incidents related to the Air Force's mishandling of nuclear weapons and components led to the creation of the Task Force in June 2008 to provide advice on nuclear matters for the Secretary of Defense. This review was to be conducted in two phases: Phase I reviewed the Air Force's nuclear mission and was completed in September 2008; Phase II was directed at the stewardship of the nuclear mission more broadly throughout the Department of Defense (DoD). This report covers Phase II findings and recommendations. (...) In Phase II, the Task Force found that the lack of interest in and attention to the nuclear mission and nuclear deterrence, as discussed in our Phase I report, go well beyond the Air Force. This lack of interest and attention have been widespread throughout DoD and contributed to the decline of attention in the Air Force. This report details policy, organizational, and procedural issues that must be addressed across DoD in order to retain disciplined and effective nuclear forces."
- The Joint Operating Environment (JOE) 2008: Challenges and Implications for the Future Joint Force US Joint Forces Command November 25, 2008
- 2008 Report To Congress of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission [PDF 3.87 MB]
- Report of the Secretary of Defense Task Force on DoD Nuclear Weapons Management: Phase I: The Air Force's Nuclear Mission 10 Sep 2008 -- "Serious incidents in 2006 (a misshipment to Taiwan of intercontinental ballistic missile [ICBM] components) and 2007 (an unauthorized weapons transfer) alerted the Department of Defense (DoD) to the Air Force's mishandling of nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons-related materiel. The ensuing investigations revealed a serious erosion of focus, expertise, mission readiness, resources, and discipline in the nuclear weapons enterprise within the Air Force. In June 2008, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates appointed this Task Force on Nuclear Weapons Management to recommend necessary improvements and measures to enhance deterrence and international confidence in the U.S. nuclear deterrent. (...) Secretary Gates asked the Task Force to report on needed Air Force measures in 60 days and Department of Defense measures in 120 days. This report is the first of those two"
- Defense Imperatives for the New Administration Defense Science Board August 2008, Released November 2008
- SIGIR Report to Congress: October 30, 2008 Quarterly Report to the United States Congress 30 Oct 2008
- Henriksen, Thomas H. JSOU Report 08-5, What Really Happened in Northern Ireland's Counterinsurgency: Revision and Revelation Joint Special Operations University October 2008 [PDF 2.3 MB]
- Active Duty Military Personnel by Service by Region/Country September 30, 2008 [PDF]
- Base Structure Report: Fiscal Year 2009 Baseline Department of Defense 30 September 2008 [PDF]
- Singh, Prakash. JSOU Report 08-4, India's Northeast: The Frontier in Ferment Joint Special Operations University September 2008 [PDF 3.4 MB]
- A Comprehensive Survey of China's Dynamic Shipbuilding Industry August 2008 -- China's rapidly growing shipbuilding industry has focused primarily on commercial vessels. However, the People's Republic of China (PRC) government classifies shipbuilding as a strategic sector. Chinese yards' have thus far primarily produced low-complexity ships, such as smaller tankers and bulk carriers. China's ambitious drive for new and world-premier shipbuilding capabilities is not at present primarily driven by military factors but rather by commercial incentives. China's dynamic commercial development in shipbuilding is presently adding very extensive latent maritime capacity that Beijing could draw upon in a future maritime rivalry or conflict.
- SIGIR Report to Congress: July 30, 2008 Quarterly and Semiannual Report to Congress 30 Jul 2008
- Active Duty Military Personnel by Service by Region/Country June 30, 2008 [PDF]
- The French White Paper on defence and national security Présidence de la République Française Jun 2008
- Report on Progress toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan US Department of Defense June 2008 -- "This report to Congress is submitted consistent with Section 1230 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181). It includes a description of the comprehensive strategy of the United States for security and stability in Afghanistan. This report is the first in a series of reports required every 180 days through fiscal year 2010 and has been prepared in coordination with the Secretary of State, the Director of National Intelligence, the Attorney General, the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, and the Secretary of Agriculture"
- United States Plan for Sustaining the Afghanistan National Security Forces US Department of Defense June 2008 -- "This report (...) It includes the United States plan for sustaining the Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF). In accordance with subsection (a), it includes a description of the long-term plan for sustaining the ANSF, with the objective of ensuring that the ANSF will be able to conduct operations independently and effectively and maintain long-term security and stability in Afghanistan. The report includes a comprehensive strategy and budget, with defined objectives; mechanisms for tracking funding, equipment, training, and services provided to the ANSF; and any actions necessary to assist the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to achieve a number of specified goals and the results of such actions"
- ON POINT II: Transition to the New Campaign - The United States Army in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM May 2003-January 2005 Combat Studies Institute, US Army Combined Armed Center Released: June 30, 2008
- DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA v. HELLER June 26, 2008
- Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq US Department of Defense June 2008 -- "This report to Congress, Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq, is submitted pursuant to Section 9010 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act 2007, Public Law 109-289 as amended by Section 1308 of Public Law 110-28 and Section 1224 of Public Law 110-181. The report includes specific performance indicators and measures of progress toward political, economic and security stability in Iraq, as directed in that legislation. This is the twelfth in a series of quarterly reports on this subject. The most recent report was submitted in March 2008." [PDF Version]
- SIGIR Report to Congress: April 30, 2008 Quarterly Report to the United States Congress Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction 30 Apr 2008
- Anderson, Wesley J.L. JSOU Report 08-3, Disrupting Threat Finances: Using Financial Information to Disrupt Terrorist Organizations Joint Special Operations University April 2008 [PDF 8.6 MB]
- Active Duty Military Personnel by Service by Region/Country March 31, 2008 [PDF]
- Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq US Department of Defense March 2008 -- "This report to Congress, Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq, is submitted pursuant to Section 9010 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act 2007, Public Law 109-289 as amended by Section 1308 of Public Law 110-28 and Section 1224 of Public Law 110-181. The report includes specific performance indicators and measures of progress toward political, economic, and security stability in Iraq, as directed in that legislation. This is the eleventh in a series of quarterly reports on this subject." [PDF Version]
- ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS: Military Power of the People's Republic of China - 2008 Released 03 March 2008 -- "China’s rapid rise over recent years as a regional political and economic power with growing global influence is an important element in today’s strategic landscape, one that has significant implications for the region and the world. The United States welcomes the rise of a stable, peaceful, and prosperous China. No country has done more to assist, facilitate, and encourage China’s national development and its integration in the international system. The United States continues to encourage China to participate as a responsible international stakeholder by taking on a greater share of responsibility for the stability, resilience and growth of the global system. However, much uncertainty surrounds China’s future course, in particular in the area of its expanding military power and how that power might be used.." [PDF Version 29.6MB]
- Turnley, Jessica Glicken. JSOU Report 08-2, Retaining a Precarious Value as Special Operations Go Mainstream Joint Special Operations University February 2008 [PDF 2.1 MB]
- SIGIR Report to Congress: January 30, 2008 Quarterly Report and Semiannual Report to Congress Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction 30 Jan 2008
- Henriksen, Thomas H. JSOU Report 08-1, Is Leaving the Middle East a Viable Option? Joint Special Operations University January 2008 [PDF 1 MB]
- USSOCOM Research Topics 2009 Joint Special Operations University 2008 [PDF 2 MB]
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