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Earl Gregg Swem Library

A History of Socio-Cultural Intelligence and Research Under the Occupation of Japan

Categories: Democracy/Peace,History,Japan

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=914

Discusses how military socio-cultural intelligence analysts joined forces with academic sociologists to rebuild Japan. From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College..

The WIC Program: Background, Trends, and Economic Issues: 2009 Edition

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Welfare/Social Services,Women

http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/err73/

Covers the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children including the program history, trends, and the characteristics of the population it serves. Also examines major current issues facing the program. From the Economic Research Service.

Hospitalizations Related to Childbirth, 2006

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb71.pdf

Reports that the delivery of infants was the most common reason for hospitalization in U.S. community hospitals in 2006. There were 4.3 million childbirth-related hospitalizations totaling $14.8 billion. Also reports that 31% of childbirths were by C-section, a 51% increase from 1997. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Business Tax Issues in 2009

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Taxes

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/R40500_20090408.pdf

Covers such business tax issues as tax cuts for stimulating the economy, energy taxation, tax shelters, and international taxation. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org.

Retirement Savings and Household Wealth in 2007

Categories: Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/RL30922_20090408.pdf

Reports that the median value of all retirement accounts owned by households headed by persons between the ages of 55 and 64 was $100,000.. Provides information about retirement savings of American households, participation in types of employer-sponsored retirement plans, and household net worth. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org.

Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq March 2009

Categories: Defense/Military,Iraq

http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/pdfs/Measuring_Stability_and_Security_in_Iraq_March_2009.pdf

Latest in a series of reports on the security situation in Iraq. Covers the initial period after implementation of the Strategic Framework Agreement between Iraq and the U.S. From the Department of Defense.

Legal Opinions on Interrogation Methods

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/doj/olc/index.html

Includes the text of four opinions released by the Justice Department on April 16, 2009 that had defined what interrogation methods could be used against Al Qaeda detainees during the Bush Administration. From the Office of Legal Counsel of the Justice Department.