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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Department of Defense 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap

Categories: Climate Change,Defense/Military,Environment,Health/Medical,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.acq.osd.mil/ie/download/CCARprint.pdf

Examines climate change as a “threat multiplier” from such possibilities as pandemic disease, food and water shortages, refugees, poverty, and global instability.  From the Department of Defense

 

The Interim Report on the Revision of the Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation

Categories: Defense/Military,Japan,Treaties

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/20141003_INTERIM_REPORT.pdf

Describes revisions to the 1997 guidelines designed to prevent the deterioration of Japan’s security and ensure cooperation between the two countries.  From the Defense Department.

 

The DOD Insider Threat Program

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Information,Homeland Security

http://fas.org/irp/doddir/dod/d5205_16.pdf

Directive for policies and procedures in the Defense Department to prevent, deter, or detect the danger of malicious insiders who represent a threat to national security.  The directive is a response to the damage done by then Pfc Bradley Manning who provided classified information to WikiLeaks in 2011.  From the Defense Department, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Military Health System Review: Final Report to the Secretary of Defense

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Health/Medical

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/140930_MHS_Review_Final_Report_Main_Body.pdf

Results of a review ordered by the Secretary of Defense which finds that the MHS provides quality care that is comparable to that in the civilian sector but that some areas are below national benchmarks.  From the Department of Defense

 

Social Media and Political Activities: Guidance for Members of the Armed Forces

Categories: Defense/Military,Elections/Campaigns,Religion/Ethics

http://www.dod.mil/dodgc/defense_ethics/resource_library/faqs_political_activities_armed_forces.pdf

Brief treatment of what active duty military members may and may not do in the political arena.  From the Defense Department

 

Hampton Roads Regional Benchmarking Study 2014

http://www.hrpdcva.gov/uploads/docs/Hampton%20Roads%20Benchmarking%20Study%202014.pdf

Latest annual study of the region’s 16 jurisdictions with locality profiles and regional benchmarks covering the economy, demographics, housing, transportation, and various quality of life indicators.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

 

Statement by the President on ISIL

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Headlines,Iraq,Syria,Terrorism

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/10/statement-president-isil-1

Text of speech of President Obama on 9/10/2014 about the U.S. strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL.  From the White House

 

The “Islamic State” Crisis and U.S. Policy

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Iraq,NATO,Syria,United Nations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43612.pdf?x

Reviews the emergence of ISIS as a transnational insurgent movement, the success of their summer campaign in northwestern Iraq and northeastern Syria, and U.S. policy options. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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