FYSA: For Your Situational Awareness l Issue 28

Reflections: Improving the Interagency Process by John Hamre
CSIS played a substantial role in laying the foundation for the landmark Goldwater-Nichols legislation. Last December, we decided we needed to assemble leading defense intellectuals to help support the rising interest in defense reform.

From the Director’s Chair by Kathleen Hicks
This issue marks a transition for For Your Situational Awareness (FYSA). The International Security Program (ISP) began this publication in November 2013 as a way to highlight the work of our many talented scholars.

Army Contracts Decline Shows Signs of Plateau in FY2015 by Jesse Ellman
Since 2008, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) contracting portfolio has faced significant resource pressures, as a result of the ongoing budget drawdown, sequestration, and its aftermath. Those pressures have not been evenly distributed within DoD.

A Surer Footing for a Light Footprint Strategy in Libya by Anthony Bell
Five years after the revolution in Libya erupted against the Muammar el-Qaddafi regime in February 2011, the United States is once again contemplating a military intervention in the North African country.

Marshall Islands vs. UK Nuclear Modernization by Shanelle Van
The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) filed suit in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in April 2014 against nine nations known or believed to possess nuclear weapons: the five recognized nuclear weapons states (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China, and Russia) as well as India, Pakistan, Israel, and North Korea.
John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership

Shanelle Van

Anthony Bell

Kathleen H. Hicks