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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Biodefense: Federal Efforts to Develop Biological Threat Awareness

Categories: Homeland Security,WMD

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687675.pdf

Describes the types of actions that key agencies have taken to develop and share biological threat awareness and how the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center decides what additional knowledge to pursue.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Country Reports on Terrorism 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Terrorism,WMD

http://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/crt/2016/index.htm

Annual assessment of trends and events in international terrorism during the past year. Includes country-by-country breakdowns of foreign government counterterrorism cooperation and profiles of designated terrorist organizations.  From the State Department

(crime/justice     foreign affairs     headlines      terrorism     WMD)

Nunn-Lugar 25th Anniversary Shows Cooperative Security Worked

Categories: Communism,History,Nuclear Arms,Russia,WMD

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB571-Nunn-Lugar-25th-Anniversary/

Summarizes effort to avoid nuclear arms proliferation following the collapse of the Soviet Union.  Includes full text of ten newly declassified documents describing the location and condition of the nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and the effort to eliminate them before they deteriorated or disappeared.  From the National Security Archive

 

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

 

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