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Earl Gregg Swem Library

George S. Patton Papers: Diaries, 1910 to 1945

Categories: Defense/Military,History

https://www.loc.gov/collections/george-s-patton-diaries/about-this-collection/

A collection of the digitized diaries of General Patton covering his involvement in the Mexican Expedition, World War I, and World War II.  From the Library of Congress

 

DOD Security Cooperation: An Overview of Authorities and Issues

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44602.pdf

Examines the controversy that has arisen over the increasing role of the Department of Defense in security cooperation missions involving foreign countries and the diminishing role of the State Department.  Includes an extensive listing of DOD security cooperation authorities and whether State Department involvement is required.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Joint Doctrine Note 2-16: Identity Activities

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Privacy,Terrorism

http://fas.org/irp/doddir/dod/jdn2_16.pdf

Attempts to provide guidance for military authorities to plan, execute, and assess identity activities, described as establishing and characterizing the identity of persons of interest, known adversaries, and others who contribute to the rise of anonymous, dispersed, and concealed threats.  From the Defense Department, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Department of Defense Chemical and Biological Defense Program: 2016 Annual Report to Congress

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,WMD

http://fas.org/irp/threat/cbw/cbd-2016.pdf

Describes the Defense Department’s research and development activities designed to protect the American people against the effects of biological and chemical agents.  Released via the Freedom of Information Act.  From the Department of Defense, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

 

Procedures for Approving Direct Action Against Terrorist Targets Located Outside the United States and Areas of Active Hostilities

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Presidency,Science/Technology,Terrorism

https://www.justice.gov/oip/foia-library/procedures_for_approving_direct_action_against_terrorist_targets/download

18 page document dating from 2013, declassified under court order in August 2016, that sets out the role of the president in approving the use of drones or other weapons to target terrorist suspects overseas.  The guidelines also provide rules for targeting U.S. citizens abroad, guidance on what to do with captured terrorist suspects, and a preference for capture options over lethal action against terrorists.  From the Justice Department’s Office of Information Policy FOIA 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

 

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