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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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


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

Categories: Arms Control,Govt Finance,Terrorism,WMD

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

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

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

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

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

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


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