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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Improvised Explosive Devices in Iraq, 2003-2009: A Case of Operational Surprise and Institutional Response

Categories: Defense/Military,Iraq

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1064

Emphasizes the critical role of leadership in recognizing the scale of surprise on the battlefield and in compelling institutional responses.   Uses the improvised explosive devices encountered in Iraq as an example.  From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

Central Asian Security Trends: Views from Europe and Russia

Categories: Afghanistan,Asia,NATO,Russia

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1063

Describes how the fighting in Afghanistan has added to the strategic significance of Central Asia.  Provides an analysis of Russian perspectives on the significance of events in the region.  From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

Traveling Towards the Rule of Law in the Middle East and North Africa: Avenues and Obstacles

Categories: Africa,Arab,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Egypt,Middle East Conflict

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/PB90-Rule_of_Law_ME_and_North_Africa.pdf

Describes the difficulties that must be overcome in establishing democratic forms of government in Africa and the Middle East.  Focuses on changes in Tunisia and Egypt. From the United States Institute of Peace

Co-pays, Deductibles, and Coinsurance Percentages for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in the Private Sector, by Industry Classification, 2009

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st323/stat323.pdf

Examines what percentage of enrollees pay a deductible and the size of deductibles, the size and percentage of co-pays, and also coinsurance percentages.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for Large Employers in the Private Sector, by Industry Classification, 2009

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st322/stat322.pdf

Presents estimates by industry classification on the percentage of employees who worked for large private employers (firms with 50 or more employees) who offered health insurance and of employees in such firms who enrolled in offered health insurance plans.  Also presents estimates of average premiums and employee contributions towards premiums for single and family coverage.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for Small Employers in the Private Sector, by Industry Classification, 2009

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st321/stat321.pdf

Presents estimates by industry classification on the percentage of employees who worked for small private employers (firms with fewer than 50 employees) who offered health insurance and of employees in such firms who enrolled in offered health insurance plans.  Also presents estimates of average premiums and employee contributions towards premiums for single and family coverage.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Differences and Similarities between Urban and Rural Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Mental Health,Urban Issues

http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k11/242/242UrbanRural2k11Web.pdf

Presents national-level data on the geographic distribution of outpatient substance abuse treatment centers and the services provided.  Reports that the largest disparity between urban and rural treatment centers involved mentoring/peer support, self-help groups, and employment counseling/training for clients.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Bullying Among Middle School and High School Students, Massachusetts, 2009

Categories: Education,Marriage/Family,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6015a1.htm?s_cid=mm6015a1_w

Reports on the results of an investigation into a possible relationship between school bullying and family violence.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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