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Earl Gregg Swem Library

FBI Guantanamo Bay Inquiry

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Terrorism

A collection of documents released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation related to an investigation of nearly 500 FBI personnel who had served at the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Relates to observations of aggressive interrogation techniques and prisoner mistreatment. In two parts. From the FBI

Demand for Food Quantity and Quality in China

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,China,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty

Examines the relationship between rising incomes and changing food preferences in China. As incomes rise, Chinese consumers are demanding greater quality, convenience, and safety in food. From the Economic Research Service of the Agriculture Department.

Naval Transformation, Ground Forces, and the Expeditionary Impulse: The Sea-Basing Debate

Categories: Defense/Military

Argues for the growing importance of sea-based expeditionary operations in the 21st century and examines changes in the way maritime power may be projected ashore. From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. War College.

Central African Republic, Chad, and Sudan: Triangle of Instability?

Categories: Africa,Sudan

Summarizes the discussion at a conference on the factors behind the rebellions in Chad and the Central African Republic and their relationship to the Darfur conflict. From the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Remembering George Kennan: Lessons for Today?

Categories: Foreign Affairs

Sums up the ideas of the diplomat famed as the writer of the Long Telegram, which warned of the Soviet threat, and as the architect of the U.S. containment strategy during the Cold War. Assesses the relevance of his approach to current challenges. From the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Tactical Interoperability Communication Scorecards

Categories: Homeland Security

Grades the degree of readiness for good communication among first responders to an emergency in 75 urban areas including the National Capitol Region, which receives the highest score possible. From the Department of Homeland Security