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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force: Issues Concerning Its Continued Application

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43983.pdf

Assesses the legality and efficacy of continuing to use the 2001 AUMF as the basis for military counterterrorism operations in the Middle East and arguments to maintain, repeal, or amend the AUMF. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Breakthrough Technologies for National Security

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Science/Technology

http://go.usa.gov/3rut4

A defense-related research agency looks at the future and the challenges that emerging technologies will pose for U.S. national security.  From the Defense Advanced Research Projects  Agency

 

Department of Defense Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs) As of December 31, 2014

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Statistics

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/SAR_December_2014.pdf

Summarizes the latest estimates of costs, schedule, and performance status for major defense acquisition programs.  Cost figures cover research and development, procurement, construction, and maintenance.  From the Defense Department

 

Military Personnel: Actions Needed to Address Sexual Assaults of Male Servicemembers

Categories: Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Sex Issues

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/669096.pdf

Examines DOD actions to prevent and respond to sexual assaults, programs to meet the medical and mental health needs of male service members, and the culture of the U.S. military.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Employment Situation of Veterans: 2014

Categories: Defense/Military,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/vet_03182015.pdf

Reports that the unemployment rate for veterans who served on active duty since September 2001 declined 1.8% to 7.2% in 2014.   Includes tables on employment status of veterans and nonveterans by state.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Preserving the Navy’s Forward Presence with a Smaller Fleet

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49989-ForwardPresence_0.pdf

Proposes options for how the Navy could maintain a forward presence similar to the current one with future smaller budgets through deploying ships for longer periods, basing more ships and crews overseas, and assigning multiple crews to some ships to allow for longer deployments.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Strengthening Collaborations with the DOD and VA: Effectiveness Research on Mind and Body Interventions

Categories: Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Veterans

https://nccih.nih.gov/about/naccih/military-report

Explores the potential for development of a large-scale initiative to examine the effectiveness of mind-body approaches for pain and symptom management in military and veteran populations.  From the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

 

U.S. Export Policy for Military Unmanned Aerial Systems

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Homeland Security,Science/Technology

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/02/237541.htm

Describes the new export policy involving sale, transfer, and subsequent use of military drones.  The full details of the policy are classified but this document summarizes the conditions which must be met for such sales to occur and the principles for proper use of U.S.-origin military UAS.   From the State Department

 

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