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Earl Gregg Swem Library

National Commission on the Future of the Army: Report to the President and the Congress …

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance

Focuses on the growing requirements and challenges faced by the U.S. Army in a time of diminishing resources. Also emphasizes the need for a Total Force Policy which brings together the Regular Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve. From the Commission


Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Arab,Defense/Military,Terrorism

Part of an ongoing series of reports to Congress which describes efforts to enhance security and stability in the country during the last half of 2015. From the Defense Department


World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers 2015

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Guns,Headlines,Statistics

Offers statistical information on military expenditures, arms transfers, armed forces, and related economic data for each country of the world. Covers the eleven year period from 2002 through 2012. From the State Department


Women and the Selective Service

Categories: Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Women

Examines in brief how the recent Defense Department decision to open all combat jobs to women could affect the Selective Service Act. Examines current law and regulations relating to military registration and the background of past legal challenges based on issues of gender. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


What is “Building Partner Capacity?” Issues for Congress

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,East Europe,Foreign Affairs,Iraq,Korea,Pakistan,Vietnam

Examines past efforts to achieve U.S. foreign policy goals and objectives through strengthening foreign security institutions in countries that share those interests. Explores 20 case studies since World War II according to one of seven strategic U.S. goals. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The Air Force Aviation Investment Challenge

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance

Discusses the challenge of overseeing four major programs in procurement and five more in the research and development stage, due to the need to replace several aircraft simultaneously. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Terms and Military Symbols

Categories: Defense/Military

Updated manual which covers terms and symbols used by the U.S. Army. From the Department of the Army, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Report on the Inquiry into the Department of Defense’s May 2014 Transfer to Qatar of Five Law-of-War Detainees in Connection with the Recovery of a Captive U.S. Soldier

Categories: Afghanistan,Congress,Defense/Military,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

Alleges that the transfer of five Guantanamo Taliban detainees in exchange for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was illegal in that the department failed to notify Congress before the exchange was made. From the House Armed Services Committee


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