Friday, July 11, 2008

"Minerva’s focus is on basic research and developing the skills in academia," said Dr. Thomas Mahnken

Dr. Thomas Mahnken, deputy assistant secretary of defense for policy planning, joined us on a DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable yesterday to discuss the Minerva initiative. This initiative is an effort to build the Department of Defense’s capacity in social science to reach out to the academic community in social science on topics of interest to national security both present and future.

Joining us on the call was Steven Corman,, Sharon Weinberger,, and Noah Shachtman,

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