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 Decade: 1980-1989
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Afghanistan: Soviet Invasion and U.S. Response

Afghanistan: Soviet Invasion and U.S. Response

Date: May 2, 1980
Creator: Afghanistan Task Force
Description: The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan has raised a number of serious issues and choices for the United States. The train of events seem likely to have an important influence on overall American foreign policy in the 1980s. Reassessment of Soviet motives and of U.S. roles in the world are already in progress. Emerging American attitudes, in turn, will shape more specific policy decisions on several issues, which this issue brief discusses.
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Chemical Warfare: A Primer on Agents, Munitions, and Defensive Measures

Chemical Warfare: A Primer on Agents, Munitions, and Defensive Measures

Date: April 27, 1981
Creator: Kallis, E.M.
Description: The recent Department of Defense proposal to develop a capability to modernize and expand the current U.S. chemical warfare munition stocks with binary nerve agent munitions has focused attention on the subject of chemical warfare. This paper provides a brief introductory discussion of modern chemical warfare, describing the types of agents, delivery methods, and defense against chemical agents. It does not discuss policy, strategy, tactics, or disarmament aspects of chemical warfare. These issues w i l l be covered i n CRS Issue Brief IB 8l08l .
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Recruiting, Retention, and Quality in the All-Volunteer Force

Recruiting, Retention, and Quality in the All-Volunteer Force

Date: June 8, 1981
Creator: Goldich, Robert L
Description: None
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Military Manpower Policy and the All-Volunteer Force

Military Manpower Policy and the All-Volunteer Force

Date: September 1, 1981
Creator: Goldich, Robert L
Description: None
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U.S./Soviet Military Balance: Statistical Trends, 1970-1980

U.S./Soviet Military Balance: Statistical Trends, 1970-1980

Date: October 1, 1981
Creator: Collins, John M & Severns, Elizabeth Ann
Description: None
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The MX Basing Debate: The Reagan Plan and Alternatives

The MX Basing Debate: The Reagan Plan and Alternatives

Date: November 2, 1981
Creator: Medalia, Jonathan
Description: This report discusses the Reagan MX basing plan, and the FY82 Defense authorization bill.
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United States/Soviet Military Balance

United States/Soviet Military Balance

Date: January 4, 1982
Creator: Collins, John M & Severns, Elizabeth Ann
Description: None
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Nuclear Weapons Freeze Movement: Issues for National Debate

Nuclear Weapons Freeze Movement: Issues for National Debate

Date: March 10, 1982
Creator: Congressional Reference Division
Description: None
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Civil Defense and the Effects of Nuclear War

Civil Defense and the Effects of Nuclear War

Date: March 12, 1982
Creator: Congressional Reference Division
Description: This Info Pack contains material on nuclear weapons and on the anticipated physical, economic, and social consequences of nuclear attacks on the United States, basic information on the civil defense program, and material discussing some of the arguments, pro and con, surrounding the civil defense issues.
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President Reagan's START Proposal: Projected U.S./U.S.S.R. Ballistic Missile Forces

President Reagan's START Proposal: Projected U.S./U.S.S.R. Ballistic Missile Forces

Date: June 9, 1982
Creator: Tinajero, A.A.
Description: None
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The START Proposal: Verification Issues

The START Proposal: Verification Issues

Date: June 25, 1982
Creator: Lowenthal, Mark M
Description: None
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Technology Transfer And National Security Issues

Technology Transfer And National Security Issues

Date: July 1, 1982
Creator: Congressional Reference Division
Description: None
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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: 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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Nuclear Freeze: Arms Control Proposals

Nuclear Freeze: Arms Control Proposals

Date: December 6, 1982
Creator: Lowenthal, Mark M & Freedman, Judith
Description: None
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Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START)

Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START)

Date: December 8, 1982
Creator: Wrenn, Harry
Description: None
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Martial Law in Poland

Martial Law in Poland

Date: January 21, 1983
Creator: Goldman, Stuart D & Engel, Victoria L
Description: None
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NATO Nuclear Forces: Modernization and Arms Controls

NATO Nuclear Forces: Modernization and Arms Controls

Date: January 24, 1983
Creator: Sloan, Stanley R
Description: None
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Selected Articles and Bibliography on the Military Uses of Space

Selected Articles and Bibliography on the Military Uses of Space

Date: April 12, 1983
Creator: Congressional Reference Division
Description: None
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Yellow Rain and Related Issues: Implications for the United States

Yellow Rain and Related Issues: Implications for the United States

Date: September 29, 1983
Creator: Bowman, Steven R
Description: The United States has charged that the Soviet Union is implicated in the use of chemical weapons in Afghanistan and of chemical and toxin weapons, including the toxin known as "Yellow Rain," in Laos and Kampuchea (Cambodia). These charges raise two significant sets of issues: First, issues surrounding the evidence that has been presented to show: (a) that such weapons have been used and (b) that the Soviet Union is implicated in this use. Second, issues connected with the implications of Soviet involvement, if proven, in chemical and toxin warfare.
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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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The War Powers Resolution: A Decade of Experience

The War Powers Resolution: A Decade of Experience

Date: February 6, 1984
Creator: Collier, Ellen C
Description: None
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Space Policy and Funding: Military Uses of Space

Space Policy and Funding: Military Uses of Space

Date: May 4, 1984
Creator: Smith, Marcia S
Description: None
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Standby Draft Registration

Standby Draft Registration

Date: May 29, 1984
Creator: Goldich, Robert L
Description: None
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