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Military Periscope

"Since 1986, Military Periscope has been the defense industry's premier online database for accurate open-source global defense information. We offer timely in-depth coverage of orders of battle, equipment inventories, plans and programs for more than 165 nations. Plus, there are descriptions and technical characteristics of virtually every major weapon, platform and system worldwide — all just a click or two away." If logging in from an MSCoE computer, you will be logged in automatically. From outside the MSCoE complex, patrons will need the library user name and password. Please see library staff for this information.

Small Wars Journal (SWJ)

"Small Wars Journal publishes contributed work from across the spectrum of stakeholders in small wars. We look for articles from serious, authentic voices that add richness, breadth and depth to the dialog that too often occurs in cloistered venues. We do not screen articles for conformance with a house view; our only position is that small wars are wicked problems warranting consideration of myriad views before action, to inform what will no doubt be imperfect decisions with significant unintended consequences." Above description from SWJ website.

Long War Journal (LWJ)

"The Long War Journal is dedicated to providing original and accurate reporting and analysis of the Long War (also known as the Global War on Terror). This is accomplished through its programs of embedded reporters, news and news aggregation, maps, podcasts, and other multimedia formats.
The Long War Journal is published by Public Multimedia Inc., a nonprofit media company. The Long War Journal is a project of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies."

Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL)

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is the nation's premier collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management. HSDL is composed of homeland security related documents collected from a wide variety of sources. These include federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies.

Open Source Center (OSC)

The Open Source Center (OSC) is the US Government's premier provider of foreign open source intelligence. provides information on foreign political, military, economic, and technical issues beyond the usual media from an ever expanding universe of open sources. This website contains sources from more than 160 countries in more than 80 languages and hosts content from several commercial providers, as well as content from OSC partners. Free. User registration required.

RAND Corporation

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution that helps improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis. It focuses on issues such as Terrorism and Homeland Security, international affairs, law and business, public safety, geographical areas, and more.

United States Institute of Peace

The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan, national institution established and funded by Congress. Of interest to service members are its Topical Resources (with information on topics ranging from terrorism to NATO) and Regional Resources (with detailed information on troubled areas around the world).

Federation of American Scientists

The Federation of American Scientists is an independent, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to providing rigorous, objective, evidence-based analysis and practical policy recommendations on national and international security issues connected to applied science and technology. Of particular interest to service members are Biosecurity, Arms Sales Monitoring Project, Military Analysis Project, and Nuclear Proliferation Project.


Bruce C. Clarke

General Bruce C. Clarke