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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Ulysses S. Grant Papers

Categories: Defense/Military,History,Presidency

https://www.loc.gov/collections/ulysses-s-grant-papers/about-this-collection/

As the new biography of Grant by Ron Chernouw appears, the Library of Congress posts the papers of the former president.  Includes some 50,000 items from the period 1843-1885: speeches, writings, correspondence, military reports, financial records and more.  From the Library of Congress

 

Approaches to Changing Military Health Care

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Health/Medical

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53137-approachestochangingmilitaryhealthcare.pdf

Examines possible changes to the military health system, including the effects of the changes on the federal budget, the quality of health care, and military preparedness.   From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Trends in the Department of Defense’s Support Costs

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53168-dodsupportcosts.pdf

Funding for support functions consumes more of the defense budget today than it did in the 1980s.  Largest increases were attributed to health care, communications infrastructure, the science/technology program, and DoD management.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

CIA Analysis of the Soviet Navy

Categories: Communism,Defense/Military,History,Russia,Spying/Intelligence

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/collection/cia-analysis-soviet-navy

A collection of declassified documents spanning three decades from the 1960s to the 1980s on U.S. intelligence analysis of the evolving Soviet Navy and its military posture during the Cold War.  From the Central Intelligence Agency

 

Presidential Memorandum … on Military Service by Transgender Individuals

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/25/presidential-memorandum-secretary-defense-and-secretary-homeland

Text of the presidential directive that restores the policy barring transgender individuals from serving openly in the U.S. military.  The Obama administration had opened the military to transgender individuals.  The Trump administration rejects the evidence that the presence of such individuals would not hinder military effectiveness or unit cohesion.  From the White House

 

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

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

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/18/presidential-memorandum-secretary-defense

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

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/685799.pdf

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

http://www.dia.mil/Portals/27/Documents/News/Military%20Power%20Publications/Russia%20Military%20Power%20Report%202017.pdf

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

 

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