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Department of Defense Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Homeland Security,WMD

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/DoD_Strategy_for_Countering_Weapons_of_Mass_Destruction_dated_June_2014.pdf

Seeks to ensure that the U.S. and its allies are neither attacked nor coerced by actors with WMD.  The strategy also establishes countering objectives, defines an approach for achieving them, and identifies essential activities.  From the Department of Defense

 

Veterans’ Disability Compensation: Trends and Policy Options

Categories: Defense/Military,Disability,Govt Finance,Veterans

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45615-VADisability_1.pdf

Describes the extent, trends, and features of the Veterans’ disability program.  Spending on veterans’ disability programs has nearly tripled since 2000.   This report examines advantages and disadvantages of potential policy changes and their budgetary effects from 2015 through 2024.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Army Researchers Develop Cargo Pocket ISR

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

http://www.army.mil/article/130189/Army_researchers_develop_Cargo_Pocket_ISR/

Describes the development of pocket-sized aerial surveillance devices, part of an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Program, that, like tiny drones, can provide video surveillance of threat areas.  From the U.S. Army

 

Chirp Seismic-Reflection Data from the Baltimore, Washington, and Norfolk Canyons, U.S. Mid-Atlantic Margin

Categories: Defense/Military,Geology/Mining,Science/Technology,Virginia Issues

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2014/1118/ofr2014-1118-title_page.html

Part of a larger project to investigate mid-Atlantic margin Holocene geological activity and assess the area’s potential to generate submarine geohazards.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Portal des Bundesarchivs zum Ersten Weltkrieg

Categories: Defense/Military,Germany,History

http://ersterweltkrieg.bundesarchiv.de/

A collection of hundreds of thousands of records and images from World War I placed online by the German government upon the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the conflict.  From the Federal Republic of Germany

 

Use of Force Considerations in Iraq

Categories: Defense/Military,Iraq,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/IN10106.pdf

Describes the threat posed to Iraq by the armed forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the possible authorities that could be invoked by President Obama to justify sending U.S. military forces back to Iraq.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Soldiers, Spies and the Moon: Secret U.S. and Soviet Plans from the 1950s and 1960s

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

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB479/

A set of 16 declassified documents about previously secret American and Soviet plans for using space for military purposes.  From the National Security Archive

 

Children and Armed Conflict [2013]: Report of the Secretary-General

Categories: Afghanistan,Africa,Children,Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Syria,United Nations

http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=a/68/878

Covers 23 conflict situations mostly in Africa and the Middle East, and mistreatment of children by seven national armies and 50 armed groups.  From the United Nations

 

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