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Thursday
Dec092010

Faculty member D. Robert Worley's new article

Governmental Studies faculty member Robert Worley's new article, "From Conception to Policy: Evolution of Thinking on the War against Terrorism 2002-2004," has just been published in the Small Wars Journal.  The fascinating piece draws from dozens of interviews of decision-makers on the national level and the theater level.

Many of you have taken Dr. Worley's class on national security, and will find that you have extensively discussed the themes of the article in class!

The abstract is below.  And you can have a look at the full article on the Small Wars Journal website.

From Conception to Policy: 
Evolution of Thinking on the War against Terrorism 2002-2004
by D. Robert Worley

This paper provides a synthesis of information drawn from several efforts conducted by a Washington-based think tank in the 2002 to 2005 time frame. Findings, conclusions, and recommendations should be of interest to senior policy makers across the agencies of the United States Government and members of Congress. Recommendations are developed specifically for the interagency process statutorily housed in the National Security Council. The focus is on three different conceptions of the conflict and how they evolved in the years immediately following the 9/11 attacks. The material presented remains relevant to those who study national security policy and how it is formulated. It may hold some interest for historians. It has been productively employed in a graduate program in government and security at Johns Hopkins University to evoke discussion on national security policy formation.

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