Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Headlines,Iraq,Terrorism

Reveals that the U.S. has spent $1.6 trillion on anti-terror military operations since the 9/11 attacks.  Provides detailed tabulations of funding by agency, operation and fiscal year.  Also includes a monthly listing of U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Updated Death and Injury Rates of U.S. Military Personnel During the Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Births/Deaths,Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Iraq,Statistics

Provides information about the casualties suffered by U.S. forces in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, including deaths, wounded, and amputation rates.  Working Paper from the Congressional Budget Office


Report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in Iraq: 6 July – 10 September 2014

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Iraq,United Nations

UN report on the human rights abuses committed by the Islamic State (ISIL)  in Iraq in the summer of 2014.  Also covers rights abuses by the Iraqi Security Forces.  From the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights


Statement by the President on ISIL

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

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


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