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June 29, 2003

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Nearly Two Years After 9/11, the United States is Still Dangerously Unprepared and Underfunded for a Catastrophic Terrorist Attack, Warns New Council Task Force

Overall Expenditures Must Be as Much as Tripled to Prepare Emergency Responders Across the Country Full Text and the Executive Summary of the Council-sponsored Independent Task Force Emergency Res…

October 24, 2002

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
A Year after 9/11, America Still Unprepared for a Terrorist Attack, Warns New Hart-Rudman Task Force on Homeland Security

Full text and executive summary: "America— Still Unprepared, Still in Danger," An Independent Task Force Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations Click here to view the original Hart-Rudm…

October 11, 2006

United States
U.S. Energy Dependence Undercutting U.S. National Security, Council Task Force Warns

America’s dependence on imported energy increases its strategic vulnerability and constrains its ability to pursue foreign policy and national security objectives, finds a Council-sponsored Independe…

February 24, 2004

United States
Lack of Nonlethal Weapons Capabilities Hindering U.S. Efforts in Postwar Iraq; Experts Urge Department of Defense to Increase Spending Seven-Fold

February 26, 2004 - Wider integration of nonlethal weapons (NLW) into the U.S. Army and Marine Corps could have reduced damage, saved lives, and helped to limit the widespread looting and sabotage th…

March 28, 2003

Defense and Security
Council Launches Task Force on Emergency Responders Former Senator Warren Rudman Chairs Project; Former White House Terrorism Czar Richard Clarke to Spearhead

Former Senator Warren Rudman Chairs Project; Former White House Terrorism Czar Richard Clarke to Spearhead March 27, 2003 - To deal with the continuing terrorist threat and increased risks of th…

May 7, 2003

Indonesia
To Avoid Deadly Violence in Papua, Council Commission Urges Immediate implementation of Special Autonomy Plan by Indonesian Government

New York, May 7, 2003 - There is only one way to avoid conflict in the remote and impoverished, yet resource-rich, Indonesian province of Papua: Give it greater self-governance and a stake in the de…

September 18, 2003

United States
Public Diplomacy Steps Taken Since 9/11 Not Enough; Council Task Force Urges the Bush Administration to Counter America’s Deteriorating Image as Anger at U.S. Deepens Post-Iraq War

September 18, 2003 - World opinion of the United States and U.S. policy has plummeted in the wake of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. The resulting widespread anger, fear, and mistrust, warns the Council-s…

November 11, 2010

Afghanistan
Independent Task Force Conditionally Supports U.S. Policy in Pakistan, Afghanistan, but Argues for Changing Strategy Absent Progress

Ahead of President Obama’s December review of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan, a new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)-sponsored Independent Task Force report on U.S. Strategy for Pakistan and Af…

January 8, 2003

United States
President Bush’s First 100 Days: For Your News Coverage, Experts from the Council on Foreign Relations

For further information contact: April Palmerlee, Director of Communications 434-9544 April 27, 2001 – President George W. Bush’s 100th day in office is this Monday, April 30, 2001. To help journa…

November 8, 2002

Global
Democracies Need More Than Rhetorical Support from the International Community When Their Survival Is at Stake

Full text and an Executive Summary of “Threats to Democracy: Prevention and Response” November 8, 2002 – Democratic governments, international organizations and NGOs have responded poorly and ofte…