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

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,History

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43838.pdf

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

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume IX, Arab-Israeli Dispute, August 1978 – December 1980

Categories: Arab,Conflict Resolution,Egypt,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Israel,Middle East Conflict,Treaties

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v09

The second of two volumes that document U.S. efforts to achieve a negotiated settlement to the Arab-Israeli dispute during the Carter Administration.  Covers the Camp David meetings between representatives of Egypt and Israel and the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty concluded in March 1979.  From the State Department

 

Statement by the President on Cuba Policy Changes

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Presidency

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/12/17/statement-president-cuba-policy-changes

 

Announcement by President Obama of the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba  From the White House

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1917-1972, Public Diplomacy, World War I

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Propaganda

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1917-72PubDip

First of a series of retrospective FRUS volumes covering the topic of public diplomacy.  This one covers efforts to support U.S. war efforts and, especially, the work of the Committee on Public Information to educate a foreign public about U.S. war aims.  From the State Department

 

Foreign Relations of the United States 1969-1976, Volume XXXVIII. Part 2. Organization and Management of Foreign Policy: Public Diplomacy, 1973-1976

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt/Business Scandals,History,Vietnam

http://static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1969-76v38p2/pdf/frus1969-76v38p2.pdf

Documents the effect of the Vietnam War outcome, the Watergate Scandal, the Nixon resignation, and greater Congressional assertiveness in foreign affairs on the conduct of U.S. foreign policy.  From the State Department

 

CIA Reactions to JFK Assassination Included Fear of Possible Soviet Strike Against U.S.

Categories: Communism,Govt Secrecy,History,Spying/Intelligence

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB493/

A collection of 26 recently declassified documents about articles in the Central Intelligence Agency’s in-house journal “Studies in Intelligence,” released as part of court litigation.  Covers a variety of topics from the 1960s through 2001.  From the National Security Archive

 

Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor: A Library of Congress Exhibition: November 6, 2014 – January 19, 2015

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Great Britain,History,Libraries/Museums

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/magna-carta-muse-and-mentor/?loclr=bloglaw

Online site for the exhibit of the Magna Carta at the Library of Congress.  From the Library of Congress

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume 1: Foundations of Foreign Policy

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Presidency

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v01

Documents the broad foreign policy foundations and themes of the administration of President Jimmy Carter as it sought to implement a foreign policy emphasizing human rights.  From the State Department

 

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