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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Joint Operating Environment 2035: The Joint Force in a Contested and Disordered World

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Nuclear Arms

http://fas.org/man/eprint/joe2035.pdf

Military thinking on how the U.S. can protect itself in a world occupied by other countries with competitive nuclear forces.  Calls for National Strategic Deterrence or leveraging layered missile defenses to complicate adversary nuclear planning.  From the Joint Chiefs of Staff

 

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity in the Armed Services: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Sex Issues,Women

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44321.pdf

Discusses the differences in how these terms are used in civilian and military contexts.  Also examines how the inclusion of racial and ethnic groups, women, and LGBT individuals has evolved in the Armed Forces. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

A Profile of Military Undergraduates: 2011-12

Categories: Defense/Military,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Veterans

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016415.pdf

Covers military students’ demographic and enrollment characteristics and examines their use of Veterans’ education benefits, especially after the enactment of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.  Also allows for comparisons between military and non-military students. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

The Iraq Inquiry

Categories: Defense/Military,Great Britain,Headlines,History,Iraq

http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/the-report/

Also known as the Chilcot Report.  Longer than War and Peace and seven years in preparation, the report, in twelve volumes, reviews the reasons Britain joined the U.S. in invading Iraq, examines the conduct of the war and the reconstruction of the country.  It finds flawed intelligence, questionable legal rationale, inadequate preparation, and exaggerated public statements.  From the Iraq Inquiry Website.

 

Iranian Capture of Riverine Command Boats

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Iran

https://www.foia.navy.mil/foia/webbas02.nsf/(vwwebpage)/home.htm?opendocument

U.S. Navy report on the errors and poor judgment which caused a Navy ship to be captured in Iranian waters in 2015.  From the Department of the Navy Freedom of Information Act Office

 

Overseas Contingency Operations Funding: Background and Status

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Iraq,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44519.pdf

Examines the controversy and the current funding debate over the Overseas Contingency Operations account, created to provide funding for emergency overseas military actions following the 9/11 attacks.  The account is not subject to the normal budget control acts and has resulted in nearly $2 trillion dollars of spending, mostly for U.S. military activities in Iraq and Afghanistan.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2016

Categories: China,Communism,Defense/Military

http://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/2016%20China%20Military%20Power%20Report.pdf

Describes sweeping organizational reforms to the Chinese military structure designed to strengthen Communist party control, enhance the ability to conduct joint operations, and improve its ability to fight short-duration conflicts at greater distance from the Chinese mainland.  From the Defense Department

 

Biometrics: Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Tactical Employment of Biometrics in Support of Operations

Categories: Defense/Military,Science/Technology,Spying/Intelligence

http://fas.org/irp/doddir/army/atp2-22-85.pdf

Describes biometrics procedures for collecting facial images, fingerprints, iris scans, DNA, palm prints, and other data for identification of individuals and reduction of risks to friendly forces.  From the Defense Department.

 

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