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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Projected Costs of U.S. Nuclear Forces, 2015 to 2024

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Nuclear Arms

Estimates the costs of maintaining and/or modernizing current U.S. strategic nuclear forces over the next ten years at $348 billion.  Provides detailed breakdowns among strategic and tactical weapons and delivery systems, nuclear weapons labs, and command/control/communications systems.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Department of Defense Suicide Event Report: Calendar Year 2013 Annual Report

Categories: Births/Deaths,Defense/Military,Headlines,Statistics

Reports on 229 deaths by suicide among active service members and 220 by reserve component members.  Includes detailed assessments of demographic information, behavioral health history, and deployment history for each suicide.  Also includes suicide prevention efforts.  From the Department of Defense


Military’s Impact on State Economies

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues


Covers snapshots of 20 states which have recently completed studies of federal military spending in their state.  Virginia leads the 20 with $59 billion in federal military spending, higher than Texas or Florida, also covered in the study.  Virginia study done by JLARC in June 2014.  From the National Conference of State Legislatures


A Shift in the International Security Environment: Potential Implications for Defense: Issues for Congress

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,History

Speculates on whether the unipolar world (with one superpower) of the last 25 years  has given way to a new and different strategic situation and what implications this may have for U.S. defense plans and programs.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Cyber Operations in DOD Policy and Plans: Issues for Congress

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Telecommunications/Internet

Presents on overview of cyber threats to the U.S., including the weapons, targets, and actors involved, a brief summary of recent computer attacks, and the current status of U.S. capabilities. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


New START Treaty Aggregate Numbers of Strategic Offensive Arms

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Statistics,Treaties

Fact sheet with data (current as of 9/1/2014) on U.S. ballistic missiles and missile launchers as required by the START Treaty. From the State Department



The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Headlines,Iraq,Terrorism

Reveals that the U.S. has spent $1.6 trillion on anti-terror military operations since the 9/11 attacks.  Provides detailed tabulations of funding by agency, operation and fiscal year.  Also includes a monthly listing of U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


DOD Releases 2015 Military Pay and Compensation Rates

Categories: Defense/Military,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Agency press release with basic information about pay increases for members of the U.S. military which go into effect on January 1, 2015.  From the Department of Defense


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