The foundation has been deactivated after more than 35 years providing advocacy for national security and energy issues, delivering several tons of humanitarian medical supplies to impoverished countries and training over 200 interns, many of whom continue to serve our country in defense and intelligence communities.

This website will remain active for those who may wish to read or download the many prescient essays, op-eds and other important archival documents posted here.

Selected Articles by NDCF

NDCF Research Assistant Allen J. Caruselle and NDCF Founder and Senior Board Member F. Andy Messing published an Op-Ed piece in the Washington Times explaining why Americans must fight smarter in Afghanistan or risk excessive casualties. Drugs contribute to the dark-side problems that impact all of our efforts and it will take irregular warriors to avoid another decade of fighting.
Adaptation or Decimation
July 22, 2010. The Washington Times.

NDCF Founder and Senior Board Member F. Andy Messing and NDCF Research Assistant Kevin Dobiles published an Op-Ed piece in the Washington Times explaining why the Afghan Conflict is really a narco-guerrilla irregular war requiring special and custom elements, not a mislabeled "anti-terrorist or unconventional" fight. It involves ideological, religious and dark-side capitalistic functions by the opposition that distort ordinary approaches.
A War by Another Means
November 29, 2009. The Washington Times.

NDCF Founder and Senior Board Member F. Andy Messing and NDCF Research Assistant Jonathan Scafide published an Op-Ed piece in the Washington Times reporting that changes to the economic, social and political stability of the Saudi royal family are endangering the reliability of Saudi Arabia as a source of oil. A situation with potentially grave risks for the US.
A Vital, Threatened Source
October 02, 2009. The Washington Times.

NDCF Research Assistant John Llaneza published a Letter to the Editor of the Washington Times regarding the current White House strategy in Afghanistan to defeat the Taliban that will use a metric system that measures military superiority alone. He argues that a successful low intensity conflict necessitates an analytical assessment that considers a country's socioeconomic, political and security issues concurrently.
How to give -- not get -- the boot.
August 17, 2009. The Washington Times.

NDCF Research Assistant Reina Saiki published a Letter to the Editor of the Washington Post calling for an analytical look at the current crisis in Honduras through a prism of political, social, economic and military issues, and a synchronized application of all four elements of U.S. power.
Yearning for a Stable Democracy in Honduras.
July 10, 2009. The Washington Post.

NDCF Research Assistant Jonathan Scafide published a Letter to the Editor of the Washington Times explaining that Washington is directing its resources toward a costly conventional strategy in Central Asia at the expense of weakening our political presence in other areas of the world.
Low and Mighty.
July 7, 2009. The Washington Post.

NDCF Executive Director and former director at the US State Department and lawyer at the US Agency for International Development, Stephen B. Kaplitt published an Op-Ed analyzing the current situation in Pakistan and discussing the potential pitfalls of throwing money at the problem without regard to its effects on development.
Good Money After Bad?
May 16, 2009. The Washington Times.

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Major Messing (center) delivering critical medical supplies to an orphanage in Haiti. This trip was only a small part of NDCF's continuing medical relief program, which has spanned more than two decades, providing more than 140 tons of medical supplies to innocent civilians in some of the hottest combat zones on the planet.