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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Future of the U.S. Military Presence in Iraq

Categories: Defense/Military,Iraq

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/USIP_0908.PDF


Discussion by a panel of four Iraq experts. From the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Reconciliation Strategies in Iraq

Categories: Democracy/Peace,Iraq

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/sr213.pdf

Sees an opportunity for a political reconciliation process in Iraq with the creation of Sunni Awakening Councils, the presence of sufficient U.S. troops, and the decrease in combat activity of the Mahdi Army. From the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Thwarting Afghanistan’s Insurgency: A Pragmatic Approach Toward Peace and Reconciliation

Categories: Afghanistan,Democracy/Peace

a href=”http://www.usip.org/files/resources/sr212.pdf”>http://www.usip.org/files/resources/sr212.pdf

Argues that a military solution is not possible in Afghanistan and that a comprehensive and coordinated political reconciliation process must be started. From the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook (Final Report)

Categories: Children,Environment

http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?deid=199243

Provides information on various physiological and behavioral factors used in assessing exposure of children to environmental chemicals. From the Environmental Protection Agency.

Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

Categories: Education,Native Americans,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2008084

Examines the educational progress of American Indian/Alaska native children and adults and also challenges in their education. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

An Investigation into the Removal of Nine U.S. Attorneys in 2006

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt/Business Scandals

http://www.usdoj.gov/oig/special/s0809a/final.pdf

Finds political motives behind the firing of several U.S. Attorneys by the Justice Department and that senior officials, especially former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, abdicated their duty to safeguard the independence of the process. From the Office of the Inspector General of the Justice Department.

Root Causes of Amtrak Train Delays

Categories: Transportation

http://www.oig.dot.gov/StreamFile?file=/data/pdfdocs/Amtrak_Root_Causes_Final_Report_9_8_08_with_508_charts.pdf

Finds several causes for Amtrak train delays outside the northeast corridor including railroad dispatching practices, track maintenance problems and resulting speed restrictions, insufficient track capacity, and other external factors. From the Federal Railroad Administration.

The Next Phase of Broadband UK: Action Now for Long Term Competitiveness

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

http://www.berr.gov.uk/files/file47788.pdf

Subtitled: Review of Barriers to Investment in Next Generation Access. Discusses planning for investment in Great Britain in broadband telecommunications infrastructure and the role of the government. From the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.

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