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 Decade: 1980-1989
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Recruiting, Retention, and Quality in the All-Volunteer Force
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Nuclear Freeze: Arms Control Proposals
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Yellow Rain and Related Issues: Implications for the United States
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs8829/
The Strategic Defense Initiative: Program Description and Major Issues
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Military Manpower Policy and the All-Volunteer Force
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Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START)
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Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and Military Manpower Policy
This issue brief will discuss issues dealing with military manpower policy and the AIDS virus, including the level of the AIDS infection or HIV infection rates in the military; efforts to control the spread of AIDS to and among military personnel; and AIDS in the context of military personnel stationed overseas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs8172/
Martial Law in Poland
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U.S./Soviet Military Balance: Statistical Trends, 1970-1980
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NATO Nuclear Forces: Modernization and Arms Controls
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Standby Draft Registration
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Women in the Armed Forces
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs8513/
The War Powers Resolution: A Decade of Experience
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Chemical Warfare: A Primer on Agents, Munitions, and Defensive Measures
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 . digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs8160/
War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance
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The MX Basing Debate: The Reagan Plan and Alternatives
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United States/Soviet Military Balance
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Civil Defense and the Effects of Nuclear War
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs8603/
Persian Gulf and the War Powers Debate: Issue Summary and Review of Events
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Nuclear Weapons Freeze Movement: Issues for National Debate
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Terrorism: U.S. Policy Options
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Selected Articles and Bibliography on the Military Uses of Space
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The Reagan Administration Posture Toward the ABM Treaty - Possible Implications
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Space Policy and Funding: Military Uses of Space
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The Persian Gulf and the U.S. Naval Presence: Issues for Congress
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The Reagan Administration Posture Toward the ABM Treaty - Possible Implications
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Technology Transfer And National Security Issues
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The Strategic Defense Initiative: Issues for Phase 1 Deployment
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The START Proposal: Verification Issues
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President Reagan's START Proposal: Projected U.S./U.S.S.R. Ballistic Missile Forces
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The Iran-Iraq War: Implications for U.S. Policy
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The Strategic Defense Initiative: Issues for Phase 1 Deployment
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Arms Shipments to Iran
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U.S.-Soviet Negotiations to Limit Intermediate-Range Nuclear Weapons
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Afghanistan: Soviet Invasion and U.S. Response
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs8151/
The Strategic Defense Initiative: Program Facts
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Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI): Mission Objectives for Directing the Program
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Strategic Defense Initiative: Selected References, 1986-1988
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The Strategic Defense Initiative: Program Facts
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