Department of Defense

Guantánamo Diary: How GITMO Institutionalized State Secrecy

Telling stories is rarely an easy task, but telling a story from inside a covert military detention facility is another...

The Truth about Gitmo: A Conversation with Lowell Sachnoff

Full length interview with distinguished attorney Lowell Sachnoff on his work representing Guantanamo Bay detainees, what it will take to fulfill President Obama’s promise to close Gitmo, and an admonition to avoid repeating the sins of the past.

The Top Four Policy Issues Surrounding Ferguson

Chicago Policy Review reports on the insights provided by policy research on four policy issues that have surfaced in Ferguson, Missouri since the death of Michael Brown.

The Mindfield: Navigating Veterans Mental Health Policy

OIF and OEF heroes team with mental health professionals in the closest armed services-to-research relationship to date on the issues of PTSD and Veteran’s affairs

The Optimal Policy Response to Hunger Strikes: Identifying the Line Between Medical Treatment and Torture

Physicians from Harvard University are concerned that, rather than helping patients, the US DOD policy requiring military doctors to force feed hunger-striking detainees at Guantanamo Bay violates professional ethics.

Plug and Play: The U.S. Military Adapts to Austerity

In a recent strategy document, the U.S. Department of Defense explains how it will organize its capabilities to meet tomorrow’s uncertain security challenges, despite constrained resources.

Failing Civil-Military Relations: An Inside Job?

Both internal and external factors play a role in civilian-military dissonance. New research explore three hypotheses to explain the schism