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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Elevation of U.S. Cyber Command to a Unified Combatant Command

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

Presidential directive that elevates the Pentagon’s offensive cyber-force to a 10th unified command level, on a par with other main combat commands.  It had been subordinate to Strategic Command, the unit responsible for U.S. missile defenses.  From the White House


Navy Shipbuilding: Policy Changes Needed to Improve the Post-Delivery Process and Ship Quality

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance

Examines the post-delivery period after ships have been built and delivered to the military customer.  Assesses the quality and completeness of the ships after their delivery to the Navy and whether ship  quality is reported to Congress.  From the Government Accountability Office


Russia Military Power: Building a Military to Support Great Power Aspirations

Categories: Defense/Military,Russia

Examines resurgent military power by Russia to support its aggressive actions in Syria and Ukraine.  Includes sections on Russian military doctrine and strategy, core Russian military capabilities, and an outlook for the future.  From the Defense Intelligence Agency


Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2017: Annual Report to Congress

Categories: China,Communism,Defense/Military

Reviews the most recent military and technological developments involving modernization of the Chinese armed forces.  Sees key Chinese motive as trying to degrade core U.S. military-technological advantages.  From the Defense Department


Additional Troops for Afghanistan? Considerations for Congress

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,NATO

This short report is designed to assist Congress as it evaluates various proposals to broaden the mission and introduce more U.S. ground troops for Resolute Support Mission, the ongoing NATO mission to train and support Afghan security forces. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Transitioning from the Military to the Civilian Workforce: The Role of Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members

Categories: Defense/Military,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans

Describes the use of unemployment benefits among service members who have recently transitioned to the civilian workforce.  Focuses on the use of the Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members (UCX) program.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Labor Force Experiences of Recent Veterans

Categories: Defense/Military,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans

Tracks the ability of recently-discharged military veterans to gain employment, compares their experience with that of non-veterans, and identifies veterans having the most trouble in getting jobs.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Costs of Building a 355-Ship Navy

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Statistics

Estimates that the cost for building a 355 ship Navy as requested by the force in December would be $26.6 billion over the next 30 years, more than 60% above the average amount appropriated by Congress over the past 30 years.  From the Congressional Budget Office


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