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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Department of Defense Chemical and Biological Defense Program: 2016 Annual Report to Congress

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,WMD

http://fas.org/irp/threat/cbw/cbd-2016.pdf

Describes the Defense Department’s research and development activities designed to protect the American people against the effects of biological and chemical agents.  Released via the Freedom of Information Act.  From the Department of Defense, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

 

Country Reports on Terrorism 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Statistics,Terrorism,WMD

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/258021.pdf

Annual report on acts of terrorism and terrorist groups.  Includes sections on state sponsors of terrorism, the global challenge of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear terrorism, terrorist safe havens, and foreign terrorist organizations.  From the State Department

 

Scanning and Imaging Shipping Containers Overseas: Costs and Alternatives

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Homeland Security,Terrorism,WMD

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51478-Shipping-Containers.pdf

In 2007 Congress mandated that all seaborne containers loaded onto U.S. bound ships be checked with radiation detectors and imaging systems to prevent smuggling of weapons of mass destruction.  The deadline for implementation has been often delayed.  This report examines 5 options that cover the costs and implications of implementation plus alternative approaches.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community

http://www.dni.gov/files/documents/SASC_Unclassified_2016_ATA_SFR_FINAL.pdf

Presents the U.S. Intelligence Community’s 2016 assessment of threats to U.S. national security. Covers regional and global threats, including cyber and technology, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, outer space, transnational organized crime, economics, and natural resources. From the Director of National Intelligence.

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXVI, Arms Control and Nonproliferation

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,History,Nuclear Arms,WMD

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v26

Provides documents about the Carter administration’s multilateral, non-strategic arms control policy, including anti-satellite talks, chemical and biological warfare, conventional arms talks, nuclear test ban proposals and more. From the State Department

 

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

 

National Security Strategy

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

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2015_national_security_strategy_2.pdf

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

http://fas.org/irp/eprint/attribution.pdf

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.

 

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