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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Precision in the Global War on Terror: Inciting Muslims Through the War of Ideas

Categories: Religion/Ethics,Terrorism

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB843.pdf

Discusses beliefs and practices that are at the core of Islam. Also aims to educate the reader about the value inherent in particular concepts that may well be unpopular or two-edged but are part of the historical legacy of Muslims. From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

Managing Crisis and Sustaining Peace between China and the United States

Categories: China

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/PWApril2008.pdf

Reviews events of friction between the U.S. and China since the end of the Cold War, characteristics that marked the style of crisis management by both sides, and how to avoid or manage future crises. From the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Revisions to the 2006 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

Categories: Births/Deaths,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/cfoi/cfoi_revised06.pdf

Revised upward to 5,840 the number of fatal workplace injuries in the U.S. during 2006. The preliminary figure had been 5,703. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

District of Columbia v. Heller: The Supreme Court and the Second Amendment

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Guns,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/RL34446_20080411.pdf

Reviews the Court of Appeals decision that ruled unconstitutional the ban on individual ownership of handguns by the District of Columbia. The case was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in March and a decision is expected by June 2008. Also provides an overview of prior judicial interpretation of the Second Amendment. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org.

Next Generation Broadband Access

Categories: Great Britain,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.parliament.uk/documents/upload/postpn305.pdf

Examines next generation access technologies, existing demand for them at consumer and business levels, current deployment of them worldwide, and the debates over public versus private investment and geographic disparities. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

USDA Agricultural Projections to 2017

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/oce081/

Provides 10 year projections for the agricultural sector covering agricultural commodities, trade, farm income, food prices and more. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Agriculture Department.

International Agricultural Projections Data: Supply and Use Tables, 2008-2017

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/InternationalBaseline/sutabs08.htm

Offers forecasts of supply, demand and trade for major agricultural crops and meats for selected countries through 2017. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Agriculture Department.

Documents from Department of Defense Released by the ACLU on 4/16/2008

Categories: Afghanistan,Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military

http://www.aclu.org/safefree/torture/34922res20080416.html

A collection of documents obtained from the Department of Defense via the Freedom of Information Act which describes mistreatment of prisoners and unlawful interrogation methods used in Afghanistan. From the American Civil Liberties Union.