Open Letter to JFQ Readers

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Joint Force Quarterly is mindful that many of its readers have experienced multiple tours of duty in one or more theaters in the war on terror. We want to hear your stories, share your practical insights, and improve the way our government secures national security interests in partnership with allies and nongovernmental organizations. Even when manuscripts focus on technical or specialized aspects of security research, JFQ can usually find a way to incorporate the work and sometimes refers an author's study to outside institutes and centers, such as the Center for Technology and National Security Policy. We ask that authors and research groups continue submitting the broad array of articles and thoughtful critiques unfettered and would also like to solicit manuscripts on specific subject areas in concert with future thematic focuses.

The following are areas of interest to which JFQ expects to return frequently, with no submission deadline:

* orchestrating instruments of national power

* coalition operations

* employing the economic instrument of power

* future of naval power

* humanitarian assistance and disaster relief?

* industry collaboration for national security

* integrated operations subsets (new partners, interoperability, and transformational approaches) joint air and space power

* Just War theory

* defending against surprise attack

* proliferation and weapons of mass destruction

* prosecuting the war on terror within sovereign countries

* military and diplomatic history

The following topics are tied to submission deadlines for specific upcoming issues:

March 1, 2007 (Issue 46, 3d quarter 2007): Intelligence and Technology

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