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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies: Academic Program Year 2013-2014

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Education-Higher,Headlines,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://sapr.mil/public/docs/reports/MSA/APY_13-14_MSA_Report.pdf

Reports that the percentage of academy men and women reporting sexual assaults or unwanted sexual contact in 2013-14 was lower than the previous year.  Includes data and analysis on cases of sexual assault and harassment and assessment in the areas of prevention, investigation, accountability and victim assistance.  From the Defense Department

 

Remarks by the President on Request to Congress for Authorization of Force Against ISIL

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

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/02/11/remarks-president-request-congress-authorization-force-against-isil

Explanation of the president for the decision to seek from Congress an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State.  From the White House

 

Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

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

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/aumf_02112015.pdf

Text of the draft resolution sent by President Obama to the Congress.  From the White House

 

Army Releases Investigation Results of April 2014 Shooting at Ford Hood

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Mental Health

http://www.army.mil/article/141591/Army_releases_investigation_results_of_April_2014shooting_at_Fort_Hood/

Agency press release about the results of a lengthy investigation into the circumstances of the April 2014 shooting at Fort Hood which left four people dead.  Finds that several factors may have contributed to the perpetrator’s state of mind.  From the U.S. Army

 

Final Report of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

http://www.mcrmc.gov/public/docs/report/MCRMC-FinalReport-29JAN15-HI.pdf

Offers 15 recommendations for changing military compensation and retirement benefits to strengthen the All-Volunteer Force and improve the financial sustainability of the        system.  Claims to save $12 billion annually while maintaining the overall value of compensation and benefits. From the Commission

 

Quarterly Report of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Govt Secrecy

http://www.fas.org/man/eprint/sigar-2015-01.pdf

Provides a summary of SIGAR’s oversight work and an update on developments in the three major sectors of Afghanistan’s reconstruction effort.  Posted by the Federation of American Scientists which also reported that much of the information about training and equipping the Afghan security forces, disclosed in previous reports, has now been classified by order of the Commanding General, John Campbell.  Appendix E shows 31 questions whose answers have been classified and Appendix F contains Campbell’s explanation.

 

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