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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Portal des Bundesarchivs zum Ersten Weltkrieg

Categories: Defense/Military,Germany,History

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

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

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

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


Prescription Drugs: Comparison of DOD, Medicaid, and Medicare Part D Retail Reimbursement Prices

Categories: Defense/Military,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

This report compares retail reimbursement prices paid by the Defense Department, Medicaid, and Medicare Part D for a sample of prescription drugs and describes factors affecting these prices. From the Government Accountability Office


Wartime Detention Provisions in Recent Defense Authorization Legislation

Categories: Cuba,Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

Reviews provisions in recent laws that relate to detainees at the Guantanamo Bay facility. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


New Details on the 1961 Goldsboro Nuclear Accident

Categories: Defense/Military,Energy,History,Nuclear Arms,Science/Technology

A set of 7 declassified documents which reveal new details about a 1961 nuclear weapons accident at Goldsboro, North Carolina which nearly detonated a nuclear bomb.  Also includes recently declassified past reviews of nuclear safety.  From the Energy Department’s Sandia National Laboratory, posted by the National Security Archive.


Annual Report to Congress: Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China, 2014

Categories: Asia,China,Defense/Military,Science/Technology

Sees Chinese military development focused on potential conflict in the Taiwan Strait and the South and East China Seas.  Also analyzes the current and probable future development of Chinese military-technological development and U.S.-China cooperation on security matters.  From the Defense Department


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