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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Annual Report on Assistance Related to International Terrorism: Fiscal Year 2013

Categories: Arms Control,Govt Finance,Terrorism,WMD

http://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/other/rpt/221544.htm

Describes U.S. government spending on programs of assistance and training related to countering terrorism.  The spending covers agencies other than the Department of Defense. From the State Department

 

Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Committee

Categories: Congress,Crime/Justice,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet,Terrorism,WMD

http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/140129/clapper.pdf

Testimony on this topic at a Senate hearing in January 2014 by James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence.  From the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

 

Syria Completes Destruction Activities to Render Inoperable Chemical Weapons Production Facilities and Mixing/Filling Plants

Categories: Syria,United Nations,WMD

http://www.opcw.org/news/article/syria-completes-destruction-activities-to-render-inoperable-chemical-weapons-production-facilities-a/

Press release on the completion of the work of inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

 

Report on the Alleged Use of Chemical Weapons in the Ghouta Area of Damascus on 21 August 2013

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Treaties,United Nations,WMD

http://www.un.org/disarmament/content/slideshow/Secretary_General_Report_of_CW_Investigation.pdf

Finds clear and convincing evidence that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale resulting in numerous casualties particularly among civilians and including children.  From the United Nations Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic

 

Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on Syria

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Syria,WMD

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/09/10/remarks-president-address-nation-syria

Text of President Obama’s address on the situation in Syria and the possibility of U.S. military retaliation.  From the White House

 

Possible U.S. Intervention in Syria: Issues for Congress

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Headlines,Syria,United Nations,WMD

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43201.pdf

Reviews the issues related to possible military intervention including use of chemical weapons, efficacy of limited military action, international response, and war powers matters.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Syria’s Chemical Weapons: Issues for Congress

Categories: Syria,WMD

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R42848.pdf

Describes what is known about the Syrian government’s involvement with chemical weapons and courses of action that Congress might choose.  Also covers biological weapons and the concerns about chemical  weapons security.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Syria’s Chemical Weapons: Issues for Congress

Categories: Arab,Middle East Conflict,Syria,WMD

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R42848.pdf

Reviews the history of the chemical weapons program in Syria and what is known about the current program and its security arrangements.  Also covers possible U.S. courses of action.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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