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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange: Legislative History, Litigation, and Current Issues

Categories: Children,Disability,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Veterans,Vietnam

Covers what Agent Orange is, legislative and judicial efforts by veterans to obtain health care services and compensation, and current issues such as paternally mediated birth defects.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


U.S.-Vietnam Nuclear Cooperation Agreement: Issues for Congress

Categories: Arms Control,Civil/Human Rights,Energy,Nuclear Energy,Treaties,Vietnam

Describes the provisions of the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement, signed by the two countries in December 2013, and the issues of potential controversy when Congress reviews the treaty including nonproliferation and human rights. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The Diem Coup: After 50 Years: John Kennedy and South Vietnam, 1963

Categories: History,Vietnam

Provides two newly declassified documents and argues that support for the coup which overthrew the South Vietnamese leader in 1963 leads directly to President Kennedy, not a cabal of top officials in his administration.  From the National Security Archive


“Disreputable if not Outright Illegal”: The National Security Agency versus Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali, Art Buchwald, Frank Church et al.

Categories: Govt Secrecy,History,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet,Vietnam

Newly declassified information that reveals the names of prominent Americans whose overseas communications were secretly targeted by the National Security Agency during the Vietnam War era.  From the National Security Archive


Systematic Review Opening: Nixon Tapes

Categories: History,Presidency,Russia,Vietnam

Listing of 30,000 pages of documents released by Nixon library from April-July 1973.  The opening also covers 94 White House tapes.  From the National Archives and Records Administration


U.S.-Vietnam Relations in 2011: Current Issues and Implications for U.S. Policy

Categories: China,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Trade/Investment,Vietnam

Describes current issues which affect U.S.-Vietnamese relations including human rights, foreign trade, and relations with China, especially regarding territorial claims in the South China Sea.    From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.


U.S. Trade Remedy Laws and Nonmarket Economies: A Legal Overview

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties,Vietnam

Discusses the major tools of the U.S. government for responding to unfair trade practices, antidumping law and countervailing duty law, and how only the former has been used against nonmarket or transitional economy countries such as China and Vietnam.  Also discusses the effect World Trade Organization membership has on the ability of member countries to oppose unfair trade practices.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by National Agricultural Law Center


Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Countries: Comparative Trade and Economic Analysis

Categories: Asia,Australia,Foreign Trade/Investment,Latin America,Treaties,Vietnam

This report provides a comparative economic analysis of the countries that are involved in a proposed trans-Pacific trade pact.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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