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Earl Gregg Swem Library

What is “Building Partner Capacity?” Issues for Congress

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44313.pdf

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

 

Islamic State and U.S. Policy

Categories: Arab,Iraq,Middle East Conflict,Syria,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43612.pdf

Provides background on the Islamic State organization, discussing its goals, operations, and affiliates, as well as U.S. legislative and policy debates. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Islamic State–Frequently Asked Questions: Threats, Global Implications, and U.S. Policy Responses

Categories: Arab,European Union,Homeland Security,Iraq,Syria,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R44276.pdf

Covers where the IS came from and how it operates, U.S. and European policy responses to the threat, implications for Iraq and Syria, and refugee considerations. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

DIA Declassified: A Sourcebook

Categories: Cuba,Defense/Military,Govt Information,Iraq,Spying/Intelligence,WMD

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB534-DIA-Declassified-Sourcebook/

A collection of 51 declassified documents from the history of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Includes an internal memo about the Iraqi defector named Curveball and the false intelligence about Iraq’s supposed WMD weapons. Also the DIA role in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. From the National Security Archive

 

Wrongful Classification of Information Regarding CIA Torture, in Violation of Executive Order 13526

Categories: Govt Secrecy,Iraq,Laws/Regulations,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.openthegovernment.org/sites/default/files/ISOO_Complaint_CIA_torture.pdf

Complaint filed by a private organization with the Information Security Oversight Office of the federal government alleging that the Central Intelligence Agency is improperly classifying information related to mistreatment of prisoners during the Iraq War period. From Openthegovernment.org

 

Department of Defense Contractor and Troop Levels in Iraq and Afghanistan: 2007-2014

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Govt Procurement,Iraq,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44116.pdf

Provides details about contractor/troop levels and expenditures for contractors by the U.S. military during the period of study.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

ISIS and the Sectarian Conflict in the Middle East

Categories: Arab,Asia,Headlines,Iraq,Middle East Conflict,Syria,Terrorism

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/rp15-16.pdf

Describes the origins of ISIS in the U.S. invasion of Sunni-occupied Iraqi territory, its divergence from Al-Qaeda, their conquests in Syria and Iraq, and the political/military reaction against ISIS.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 15/16

 

Country Analysis Brief: Iraq

Categories: Energy,Iraq,Statistics

http://www.eia.gov/countries/analysisbriefs/Iraq/iraq.pdf

Covers petroleum production, consumption, and exporting for the country that has the 5th largest proved crude oil reserves and is the second largest crude oil producer in OPEC.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

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