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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Updated Death and Injury Rates of U.S. Military Personnel During the Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Births/Deaths,Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Iraq,Statistics

Provides information about the casualties suffered by U.S. forces in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, including deaths, wounded, and amputation rates.  Working Paper from the Congressional Budget Office


An Analysis of the Navy’s Fiscal Year 2015 Shipbuilding Plan

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance

Assesses the Navy’s goal of building 264 ships over the next 30 years, provides cost estimates for such a building program, and correlates such plans with the reality of caps on defense spending.  Also provides outlook for specific ship programs.  From the Congressional Budget Office


2013 Demographics: Profile of the Military Community

Categories: Defense/Military,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Covers military and civilian personnel, characteristics of the force, active duty members, reserve and National Guard members, plus reference tables which cover pay and population by states and continents.  From the Defense Department


Report to the President of the United States on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Sex Issues,Statistics,Women

Describes efforts of the Department of Defense to reduce the incidence of sexual assault within the ranks of the military and includes provisional data on FY2014 reports of sexual assault.  From the Defense Department


Growth in DoD’s Budget From 2000 to 2014

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Reports that the Defense Department’s budget grew from $384 billion in 2000 to $502 billion in 2014 in inflation-adjusted real terms, an overall increase of 31%.  Also breaks down the increases by component parts of the defense budget.  From the Congressional Budget Office


President Obama’s November 2014 Visit to China: The Bilateral Agreements

Reviews the major agreements on limiting greenhouse gas emissions, products to be covered under a new information technology agreement, a military confidence building measure to reduce military tensions, and extension of student, business, and tourist visas.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2014

Categories: Defense/Military,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Press release with recruitment numbers for each branch of the service and for active and reserve components.  From the Department of Defense


Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Personnel,Govt Procurement,Govt/Business Scandals,Religion/Ethics

A selection of cases revealing ethical failures in matters of government service to be used as a training tool for government employees.  Includes such matters as abuse of position, bribery, conflicts of interest, gift-time-or travel violations and more.  From the Department of Defense


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