Links of Interest

Information Resources 

National Security Law
Resources on the Internet


SCOLANS Liaisons with other ABA Committees:

Association of Former Intelligence Oficers

White House Cybersecurity Legislative Proposal, May 2011


Academic Programs

American University Washington College of Law

Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law

University of Virginia Professors and former Committee Chairs John Norton Moore and Robert F. Turner are editors of the second edition of National Security Law, a new textbook published by Carolina Academic Press. The new textbook incudes contributions by more than two dozen experts in law and national security, including former directors and legal advisors to U.S. national security-related agencies and distinguished professors. The textbook may be ordered by phone at 800-459-7486 or at a discount online at

Duke Center on Law, Ethics and National Security

Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

This link provides information on hundreds of national security-related organizations, and provides copies of prior issues of National Security Law Report. This website is maintained by the National Security Forum, an organization located at Catholic University.

Georgetown University Law Center on National Security and the Law

National Security Institute at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School

George Washington University Law School

George Washington University Law School Cybersecurity Law Initiative

Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, Syracuse University College of Law

The INSCT is a multidisciplinary, university-based center for the study of national security, international security, and counterterrorism, offering law and graduate certificates of advanced study and conducting incisive research and timely policy analysis. Part of Syracuse University’s College of Law and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, INSCT’s collaborative projects have shaped law and policy dialogues for more than 10 years. INSCT’S extensive national security capabilities are founded on the expertise of INSCT Director William C. Banks—College of Law Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor and Maxwell School Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs—and augmented by affiliated faculty and other experts throughout the national security, international security, and counterterrorism community.

Center on Law and National Security, New York University School of Law

Center on National Security Law, Fordham Law School

Center for Infrastructure Protection & Homeland Security, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Robert Strauss Center for International Security and the Law, The University of Texas School of Law

The Judge Alfred P. Murrah Center for Homeland Security Law & Policy, Oklahoma City University School of Law

Project on War and Security in Law, Culture, and Society, Emory University School of Law

Human Security Law Center, William & Mary Law School

Innovation Center for Law and Technology, New York Law School

The Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School

Cox International Law Center, Institute for Global Security Law and Policy, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Center for Terrorism Law, St. Mary's University School of Law

Homeland Security Masters Programs


Operation Iraqi FreedomU.S. GovernmentJames Madison ProjectResearch 
News, 'Zines & LinksMiscellaneousOrganizationsThink Tanks 

Operation Iraqi Freedom

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L.T. Smash: Live From The Sandbox
This blog is purported to be from an in theatre sailor.
News Specials
Here are Iraq war sites from a variety of newspapers and news channels: Washington Post, the White House's Iraq: Denial and Deception, New York Times, Fox's War on Terror, U.S. News & World ReportCNN's War on Iraq, the Pentagon's News Photos, Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal.
Think Tank Iraq war Sites
Here are various Iraq war sites from several think tanks and special interest groups: Cato,'s Southwest Asia site (including the current U.S. Order of Battle), Center For Strategic & International Studies, the Council on Foreign Relations' Iraq Resource Center and the Brookings Institution.
Maps and Satellite Imagery
Finally, here are a number of maps and satellite images: National Imagery and Mapping Agency's Special Reference Graphics, Terra Server's image of Bagdad, National Geographic's maps of Iraq and downtown Bagdad, Congressional Research Service's set of Iraq maps, and Library of Congress maps.

U.S. Government Sponsored Sites

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House Committee on Armed Services
Reports, bills, committee publications, press releases and hearing schedules of the U.S. House of Representatives' National Security Committee.
Senate Committe on Armed Services
Reports, bills and hearing transcripts of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Foreign Military Studies Office
The U.S. Army's Office of Foreign Military Studies. One of the best National Security sites on the Web.
Center for Contemporary Conflict
The CCC brings together national security and regional studies experts from academia, government, and the military to assess current and emerging security challenges such as international terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and regional conflict. The web site features full-text original analysis of contemporary international security issues, highlighted by its "Strategic Insights" series. The site also features conference reports, M.A. theses by officers and officials completing advanced degrees at the Naval Postgraduate School, and an extensive set of links to related web sites.
NATO Official Home Page
Home page of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Central Intelligence Agency
The CIA.
National Security Agency
The U.S. specialists in communications and signals intelligence.
Defense Intelligence Agency
Department of Defense intelligence analysis.
National Imagery and Mapping Agency
Formerly the Defense Mapping Agency
Center for Studies of Intelligence
Run by the CIA, the center supports the analysis of the intelligence process; this site releases unclassified studies of intelligence issues.
National Defense University
The military's leading institution of postgraduate education.
Strategic Studies Institute
The primary research institute of the U.S. Army War College.
The Warrior Symbology Standardization Program
The DOD's program to standardize military symbols. It contains a database of approved, standardized symbols.
U.S. Army Forces Command.
Indiana National Guard
The 38th Infantry Division.
The Department of Homeland Security
The home page for Homeland Security. A related site is recommending personal preparations.

Papers and Research

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National Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction
The U.S. strategy for nonproliferation of WMD. The Department of Defense issued a strategy report update in 2014
Doctrine for Joint Urban Operations
The DOD doctrine for MOUT activities using combined services.
Global Trends 2015: A Dialogue About the Future With Nongovernment Experts
Sponsored by the CIA, this is an attempt at long-term trend prediction for primary change vectors.
U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century
Also known as the Hart-Rudman Commission, this is a Blue Ribbon Panel designed to provide research and guidance on national security issues for the future.
Executive Summary of the Commission to Assess The Ballistic Missle Threat to the United States
The unclassifed summary of the Congressionally appointed committee's determination that we are vulnerable to being attacked by ballistic missles with little or no warning.
Chemical and Biological Defense Information Analysis Center
Highly comprehensive DOD site.
ALLC Main Menu
Canadian Army Lessons Learned Centre postings of after action analyses.
Electronic RAND Documents
Full-text RAND documents available for download. The site contains a mix of national security and domestic issues documents. Some are in HTML format and some are in PDF format.

Think Tanks

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CATO Institute Research
Foreign policy and national security papers by the CATO Institute.
Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies
Sponsored by Johns Hopkins University, this is an informative site on biological weapons.
National Security Website
An information clearinghouse on national security established by the Foreign Policy and Defense Studies Department of the The Heritage Foundation.
RAND, Inc.
The RAND organization is considered one of the leading think-tanks on strategic policy. Their strength and their weakness is that the concentrate on mathematical analysis of social phenonema.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Center for International Trade and Security
Strongly focused on the problems of arms proliferation from Russia. Russian fellows of the program provide Russian perspectives of the situation. Sponsored by the University of Georgia.
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
This Center assists Central European nations in developing national security institutions that remain compatible with democratic government.
Council on Foreign Relations
An exclusive club concerned with foreign policy issues.
The Centre for Military and Strategic Studies
Part of the University of Calgary's Strategic Studies Program.
Center for Global Security Research
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's research center focused on the effects of the dissemination and use of weapons of mass destruction. The site is in an early stage of construction.

News, Magazines and Links

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Jane's Information Group
The Home Page of the best commercial publisher of military information.
Foreign, Comparative and International Resources
A master links list on international relations put up by the LSU Political Science Department.
Loyola Home Page on Strategic Intelligence
Extensive links to intelligence related subjects.
The Chemical Weapons Convention Homepage
The U.S. government's site on the Chemical Weapons Convention.


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Business Executives for National Security
Numerous reports and publications from this defense-oriented lobby.
International Relations and Security Network
Extensive variety of defined and evaluated links. Organized by topic, subject, region and current issues.
National Security Industrial Association
A lobbying group for defense contractors.
Naval Intelligence Professionals
Aids oriented towards issues of maritime intelligence.
MINWARA-The Mine Warfare Association
Organized with strong contacts to the Naval Postgraduate School, this organization concerns itself with all aspects of mine warfare issues.


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A memorial and information site on Desert Storm.
Israeli Foreign Ministry
Web outpost of the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
National Security Decision Making Game
A Facebook page on this live action rpg which is only available at particular conventions.