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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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


Employment Status and Occupations of Gulf War-Era Veterans

Categories: Defense/Military,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics

Examines the employment record and occupations pursued of veterans from the 1990s Gulf War era and those who served following 2001 (classified as Gulf War II veterans).  Also examines differences in demographic characteristics between the two groups.  From the Census Bureau


Long-Term Implications of the 2015 Future Years Defense Program

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Headlines

The congressional budget forecasters’ analysis of the planned five year defense budget, known as the Future Years Defense Program and their projection of its budgetary impact for a decade beyond the period it covers.  In this report, the budgetary impact covers 2015 to 2030.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,NATO,Terrorism,Treaties

Report covers military activities in Afghanistan by U.S. forces from April through September 2014 and describes the transition from combat mission to training and counterterrorism assistance.  Also covers signing of U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement and NATO Status of Forces Agreement.   From the Defense Department


A New Authorization for Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State: Comparison of Current Proposals in Brief

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Terrorism

Examines current proposals for the use of military force against the Islamic State and compares them with such past proposals as those of post 9/11 in 2001, use of force against Iraq in 2002, and presidential authority under Article II of the Constitution. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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