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Earl Gregg Swem Library

DIA Declassified: A Sourcebook

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

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


National Security Strategy

Categories: Arms Control,Climate Change,Headlines,Health/Medical,Homeland Security,Terrorism,WMD

Updates the strategy document released five years ago.  Cites the leading threats as attacks on the homeland or on American citizens abroad, global economic crisis, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, infectious disease outbreaks, and climate change.  From the White House


Transforming Nuclear Attribution: Culture, Community and Change

Categories: Homeland Security,Nuclear Arms,Spying/Intelligence,WMD

Recently declassified 2009 report on the challenge of identifying the perpetrator of a potential nuclear attack on the U.S. and the problems in reconciling the careful search for and analysis of forensic evidence  with the demand for speed from the policy/political environment.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.


Department of Defense Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Homeland Security,WMD

Seeks to ensure that the U.S. and its allies are neither attacked nor coerced by actors with WMD.  The strategy also establishes countering objectives, defines an approach for achieving them, and identifies essential activities.  From the Department of Defense


Studies by Once Top Secret Government Entity Portrayed Terrible Costs of Nuclear War

Categories: History,Nuclear Arms,Russia,Spying/Intelligence,WMD

A collection of 12 formerly classified documents dating from the late 1950s and early 1960s which reveal estimates of potential damage from a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union.  The documents are mostly summaries from the still-classified full-length reports from the National Security Council’s highly secret Net Evaluation Subcommittee.  From the National Security Archive


The Evolution of Cooperative Threat Reduction: Issues for Congress

Categories: Arms Control,Nuclear Arms,Russia,WMD

This report summarizes cooperative activities conducted during the full 20 years of U.S. threat reduction and nonproliferation assistance.  Reviews the programs and their funding.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Country Reports on Terrorism 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Terrorism,WMD

Annual report on trends and events in international terrorism including country reports on counterterrorism efforts, terrorist safe havens, terrorist organizations, and the challenge of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear terrorism.  From the State Department


Iran-North Korea-Syria Ballistic Missile and Nuclear Cooperation

Categories: Arms Control,Iran,Korea,Nuclear Arms,Syria,WMD

Describes the key elements of a nuclear weapons program, reviews the available information regarding cooperation among Iran, North Korea, and Syria on ballistic missiles and nuclear technology, and discusses additional requirements that Congress may wish to impose, especially with regard to executive branch reporting on WMD proliferation.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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