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War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance

War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance

Date: April 5, 2006
Creator: Grimmett, Richard F
Description: None
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Joint Strike Fighter (JSF): Potential National Security Questions Pertaining to a Single Production Line

Joint Strike Fighter (JSF): Potential National Security Questions Pertaining to a Single Production Line

Date: April 10, 2002
Creator: Bolkcom, Christopher & Else, Daniel H
Description: None
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F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program: Background, Status, and Issues

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program: Background, Status, and Issues

Date: August 29, 2005
Creator: Bolkcom, Christopher
Description: This report discusses the background, status, and current issues of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. The F-35 JSF, also called the Lighting II, is a new strike fighter being procured in different versions by the Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy. The F-35 program is the Department of Defense's (DOD's) largest weapon procurement program in terms of total estimated acquisition cost. This report details the Obama Administration's proposed FY2010 defense budget requests for F-35 program funding and outlines the issues that Congress must consider when deciding whether to approve, reject, or modify the administration's funding requests.
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Nuclear Weapons: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Nuclear Weapons: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Date: March 22, 2006
Creator: Medalia, Jonathan
Description: None
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North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Program

North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Program

Date: April 7, 2006
Creator: Niksch, Larry A
Description: None
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U.S. Nuclear Cooperation with India: Issues for Congress

U.S. Nuclear Cooperation with India: Issues for Congress

Date: March 3, 2006
Creator: Squassoni, Sharon
Description: None
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U.S. Army's Modular Redesign: Issues for Congress

U.S. Army's Modular Redesign: Issues for Congress

Date: February 6, 2006
Creator: Feickert, Andrew
Description: None
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Military Medical Care Services: Questions and Answers

Military Medical Care Services: Questions and Answers

Date: March 23, 2006
Creator: Best Jr., Richard A
Description: None
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War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance

War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance

Date: December 13, 1983
Creator: Collier, Ellen C
Description: None
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Active Military Sonar and Marine Mammals: Events and References

Active Military Sonar and Marine Mammals: Events and References

Date: November 22, 2005
Creator: Buck, Eugene H. & Calvert, Kori
Description: The deployment of active sonar by the U.S. Navy and its potential impacts on marine mammals has been an ongoing issue of intense debate; regulatory, legislative, and judicial activity; and international concern. This report summarizes legal and political events related to active sonar and marine mammals since 1994. This report summarizes some of the more significant recent events pertaining to active military sonar, in particular.
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Women in the Armed Forces

Women in the Armed Forces

Date: August 31, 1982
Creator: Collier, Ellen C
Description: Women have become an integral part of the armed forces, but several issues remain. One is whether to reduce, maintain, or expand the number of women in the services as the total forces are being reduced. A second question is to what extent women should continue to be excluded from some combat positions by policy. A third question is whether or not women should be included if the draft is reinstated? Would national security be jeopardized or enhanced by increasing reliance on women in the armed forces? Should women have equal opportunities and responsibilities in national defense? Or do role and physical differences between the sexes, the protection of future generations, and other social norms require limiting the assignments of women in the armed forces? Opinion in the United States is deeply divided on the fundamental issues involved.
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U.S.-Soviet Negotiations to Limit Intermediate-Range Nuclear Weapons

U.S.-Soviet Negotiations to Limit Intermediate-Range Nuclear Weapons

Date: July 23, 1982
Creator: Gellner, Charles R
Description: None
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Women in the Armed Forces

Women in the Armed Forces

Date: September 29, 1998
Creator: Burrelli, David F
Description: Women have become an integral part of the armed forces, but they are excluded from most combat jobs. Several issues remain. One is whether to reduce, maintain, or expand the number of women in the services as the total forces are being reduced. A second question is to what extent women should continue to be excluded from some combat positions by policy. Would national security be jeopardized or enhanced by increasing reliance on women in the armed forces? Should women have equal opportunities and responsibilities in national defense? Or do role and physical differences between the sexes, the protection of future generations, and other social norms require limiting the assignments of women in the armed forces? Opinion in the United States is deeply divided on the fundamental issues involved.
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Women in the Armed Forces

Women in the Armed Forces

Date: November 20, 1991
Creator: Collier, Ellen C
Description: Women have become an integral part of the armed forces, but they are excluded from most combat jobs. Several issues remain. One is whether to reduce, maintain, or expand the number of women in the services as the total forces are being reduced. A second question is to what extent women should continue to be excluded from some combat positions by policy. Would national security be jeopardized or enhanced by increasing reliance on women in the armed forces? Should women have equal opportunities and responsibilities in national defense? Or do role and physical differences between the sexes, the protection of future generations, and other social norms require limiting the assignments of women in the armed forces? Opinion in the United States is deeply divided on the fundamental issues involved.
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China and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles: Policy Issues

China and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles: Policy Issues

Date: February 8, 2006
Creator: Kan, Shirley A
Description: Congress has long been concerned about whether U.S. policy advances the national interest in reducing the role of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and missiles that could deliver them. China has taken some steps to mollify U.S. concerns about its role in weapons proliferation. Skeptics question whether China's cooperation in weapons nonproliferation has warranted President Bush's pursuit of stronger bilateral ties. This report discusses the national security problem of China's role in weapons proliferation and issues related to the U.S. policy response, including legislation, since the mid-1990s.
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Homosexuals and U.S. Military Policy: Current Issues

Homosexuals and U.S. Military Policy: Current Issues

Date: March 13, 2006
Creator: Burrelli, David F. & Dale, Charles V.
Description: This report discusses policy towards homosexuals in the U.S. military service. In 1993, new laws and regulations pertaining to homosexuals and U.S. military service came into effect reflecting a compromise in policy. This compromise, colloquially referred to as “don’t ask, don’t tell,” holds that the presence in the armed forces of persons who demonstrate a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion which are the essence of military capability. Service members are not to be asked about nor allowed to discuss their homosexuality. This compromise notwithstanding, the issue has remained politically contentious.
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North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Program

North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Program

Date: February 21, 2006
Creator: Niksch, Larry A
Description: None
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The Middle East Peace Talks

The Middle East Peace Talks

Date: March 16, 2006
Creator: Migdalovitz, Carol
Description: This report discusses the Middle East peace talks, including the new peace process with the most recent developments,and the war against terrorism.
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United Nations Peacekeeping: Issues for Congress

United Nations Peacekeeping: Issues for Congress

Date: March 6, 2006
Creator: Browne, Marjorie Ann
Description: None
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Terrorism and National Security: Issues and Trends

Terrorism and National Security: Issues and Trends

Date: February 2, 2006
Creator: Perl, Raphael F
Description: None
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National Emergency Powers

National Emergency Powers

Date: February 10, 2006
Creator: Relyea, Harold C
Description: This report the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601-1651) that eliminated or modified some statutory grants of emergency authority, required the President to declare formally the existence of a national emergency and to specify what statutory authority, activated by the declaration, would be used, and provided Congress a means to countermand the President's declaration and the activated authority being sought.
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Persian Gulf and the War Powers Debate: Issue Summary and Review of Events

Persian Gulf and the War Powers Debate: Issue Summary and Review of Events

Date: October 19, 1987
Creator: Mark, Clyde R
Description: None
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The Strategic Defense Initiative: Program Description and Major Issues

The Strategic Defense Initiative: Program Description and Major Issues

Date: January 7, 1986
Creator: DiMaggio, Cosmo; Manfredi, Arthur F., Jr & Hildreth, Steven A
Description: None
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Congressional Nominations to U.S. Service Academies: An Overview and Resources for Outreach and Management

Congressional Nominations to U.S. Service Academies: An Overview and Resources for Outreach and Management

Date: February 21, 2006
Creator: Petersen, R. Eric
Description: This report describes statutory requirements for allocating congressional nominations to service academies. It also identifies the qualifications that must be met by potential nominees, as established by statute and each academy. Finally, sample documents that could be used by congressional offices at various stages of the nomination selection process are included. These documents provide basic information and can be customized to fit the specific needs of individual office policies.
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