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Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2017: Annual Report to Congress

Categories: China,Communism,Defense/Military

https://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/2017_China_Military_Power_Report.PDF?ver=2017-06-06-141328-770

Reviews the most recent military and technological developments involving modernization of the Chinese armed forces.  Sees key Chinese motive as trying to degrade core U.S. military-technological advantages.  From the Defense Department

 

Additional Troops for Afghanistan? Considerations for Congress

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,NATO

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44853.pdf

This short report is designed to assist Congress as it evaluates various proposals to broaden the mission and introduce more U.S. ground troops for Resolute Support Mission, the ongoing NATO mission to train and support Afghan security forces. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Transitioning from the Military to the Civilian Workforce: The Role of Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52503-transitionreport.pdf

Describes the use of unemployment benefits among service members who have recently transitioned to the civilian workforce.  Focuses on the use of the Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members (UCX) program.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Labor Force Experiences of Recent Veterans

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52418-laborforceveterans_1.pdf

Tracks the ability of recently-discharged military veterans to gain employment, compares their experience with that of non-veterans, and identifies veterans having the most trouble in getting jobs.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Costs of Building a 355-Ship Navy

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52632-355shipnavy.pdf

Estimates that the cost for building a 355 ship Navy as requested by the force in December would be $26.6 billion over the next 30 years, more than 60% above the average amount appropriated by Congress over the past 30 years.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

U.S. Strike on Syrian Airbase: Legal Under International Law

Categories: Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Syria,Treaties,United Nations

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/airbase.pdf

Provides a brief overview of the legality of the U.S. missile strike on Syria under international law and U.S. obligations under the UN Charter.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Trump Administration’s March 2017 Defense Budget Proposals: Frequently Asked Questions

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

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44806.pdf

Responds to seven questions including whether the defense spending proposals would comply with current Budget Control Act limits on defense spending.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Defense Primer: Command and Control of Nuclear Forces

Categories: Defense/Military,Nuclear Arms,Presidency

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/IF10521.pdf

One of a recent series of brief reports on the Defense Department and how it operates.  This particular report discusses how the U.S. Nuclear Command and Control System operates, the options available for nuclear use, and the time limits within which such decisions might have to be made.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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