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U.S. Periods of War

U.S. Periods of War

Date: August 19, 2008
Creator: Torreon, Barbara Salazar
Description: Many wars or conflicts in U.S. history have federally designated "periods of war," dates marking their beginning and ending. These dates are important for qualification for certain veterans' pension or disability benefits. This report lists the beginning and ending dates for "periods of war" found in Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations, dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It also lists and differentiates other beginning dates given in declarations of war, as well as termination of hostilities' dates and armistice and ending dates given in proclamations, laws, or treaties.
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Military Service Records and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating Sources

Military Service Records and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating Sources

Date: September 1, 2006
Creator: Gomez-Granger, Julissa & Klarman, Kim Walker
Description: This report is a guide to locating individual service records and military unit histories from the American Revolution to the present. This guide provides referral information for locating individual service records of discharged and deceased veterans. It includes information regarding locating and obtaining active service records. Also included are relevant addresses and websites of government agencies, historical associations, and a select bibliography.
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U.S. Occupation Assistance: Iraq, Germany, and Japan Compared

U.S. Occupation Assistance: Iraq, Germany, and Japan Compared

Date: March 23, 2006
Creator: Serafino, Nina M; Tarnoff, Curt & Nanto, Dick K
Description: None
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The Strategic Defense Initiative: Program Facts

The Strategic Defense Initiative: Program Facts

Date: July 22, 1987
Creator: Hildreth, Steven A
Description: None
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The Strategic Defense Initiative: Issues for Phase 1 Deployment

The Strategic Defense Initiative: Issues for Phase 1 Deployment

Date: March 7, 1988
Creator: Hildreth, Steven A
Description: None
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The Persian Gulf and the U.S. Naval Presence: Issues for Congress

The Persian Gulf and the U.S. Naval Presence: Issues for Congress

Date: August 3, 1987
Creator: Collier, Ellen C; Gallis, Paul E; Goldman, Stuart D; Mark, Clyde R; O'Rourke, Ronald & Preece, Richard M
Description: None
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The Iran-Iraq War: Implications for U.S. Policy

The Iran-Iraq War: Implications for U.S. Policy

Date: October 14, 1987
Creator: Preece, Richard M.
Description: This report discusses the Iran-Iraq conflict at its present state, which has become a war of attrition with neither side capable of achieving a decisive military victory over the other in the short term. U.S. policy concerns currently are threefold: first, that Iraq, despite moves to sustain its economic and military capacities, ultimately might suffer a destabilizing defeat to the detriment of U.S. interests in the Persian Gulf region; second, that future instability in Iran could open opportunities for Soviet exploitation; and third, that the conflict might expand beyond its present confines to threaten friendly regional states and the availability of their vast petroleum resources.
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The Group of Eight Summits: Evolution and Possible Reform

The Group of Eight Summits: Evolution and Possible Reform

Date: March 17, 2006
Creator: Weiss, Martin A
Description: This report discusses the Group of Eight (G8) summit, which is a forum to informally discuss and create policies on major foreign policy issues among the heads of state of the United States, France, Germany, Canada, Italy, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Russia.
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The Former Soviet Union and U.S. Foreign Assistance in 1992: The Role of Congress

The Former Soviet Union and U.S. Foreign Assistance in 1992: The Role of Congress

Date: May 20, 2004
Creator: Tarnoff, Curt
Description: This report discusses the key role Congress played in formulating an aid program for the former Soviet Union in 1992. Focusing on tensions in the political and legislative system, it delineates congressional achievements — chief of which was the Freedom Support Act. The legislation that was ultimately produced became the basis on which future debate would be conducted regarding how the United States could continue to influence events in the former Soviet Union and assist its transition to an open market economy and democratic institutions.
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U.S. Occupation Assistance: Iraq, Germany, and Japan Compared

U.S. Occupation Assistance: Iraq, Germany, and Japan Compared

Date: March 23, 2006
Creator: Serafino, Nina M; Tarnoff, Curt & Nanto, Dick K
Description: None
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The Strategic Defense Initiative: Program Facts

The Strategic Defense Initiative: Program Facts

Date: July 22, 1987
Creator: Hildreth, Steven A
Description: None
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The Strategic Defense Initiative: Issues for Phase 1 Deployment

The Strategic Defense Initiative: Issues for Phase 1 Deployment

Date: March 7, 1988
Creator: Hildreth, Steven A
Description: None
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The Former Soviet Union and U.S. Foreign Assistance in 1992: The Role of Congress

The Former Soviet Union and U.S. Foreign Assistance in 1992: The Role of Congress

Date: May 20, 2004
Creator: Tarnoff, Curt
Description: This report discusses the key role Congress played in formulating an aid program for the former Soviet Union in 1992.
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Military Service Records and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating Sources

Military Service Records and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating Sources

Date: September 1, 2006
Creator: Gomez-Granger, Julissa & Klarman, Kim Walker
Description: This report is a guide to locating individual service records and military unit histories from the American Revolution to the present.
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U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments, and Issues

U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments, and Issues

Date: September 8, 2006
Creator: Woolf, Amy F
Description: None
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The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11

The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11

Date: September 22, 2006
Creator: Belasco, Amy
Description: This report details the total cost of counterterrorism operations in the Global War on Terror (GWOT) since the September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. This report also includes descriptions of relevant budgetary legislation.
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The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11

The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11

Date: September 1, 2006
Creator: Belasco, Amy
Description: This report details the total cost of counterterrorism operations in the Global War on Terror (GWOT) since the September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. This report also includes descriptions of relevant budgetary legislation.
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Saudi Arabia: Current Issues and U.S. Relations

Saudi Arabia: Current Issues and U.S. Relations

Date: July 11, 2006
Creator: Prados, Alfred B & Blanchard, Christopher M
Description: None
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Saudi Arabia: Current Issues and U.S. Relations

Saudi Arabia: Current Issues and U.S. Relations

Date: August 2, 2006
Creator: Prados, Alfred B & Blanchard, Christopher M
Description: None
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Israeli-Arab Negotiations: Background, Conflict, and U.S. Policy

Israeli-Arab Negotiations: Background, Conflict, and U.S. Policy

Date: September 1, 2006
Creator: Migdalovitz, Carol
Description: None
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Israeli-Arab Negotiations: Background, Conflict, and U.S. Policy

Israeli-Arab Negotiations: Background, Conflict, and U.S. Policy

Date: July 25, 2006
Creator: Migdalovitz, Carol
Description: None
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Israeli-Arab Negotiations: Background, Conflict, and U.S. Policy

Israeli-Arab Negotiations: Background, Conflict, and U.S. Policy

Date: July 11, 2006
Creator: Migdalovitz, Carol
Description: None
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Israeli-Arab Negotiations: Background, Conflict, and U.S. Policy

Israeli-Arab Negotiations: Background, Conflict, and U.S. Policy

Date: August 4, 2006
Creator: Migdalovitz, Carol
Description: None
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FEMA Reorganization Legislation in the 109th Congress

FEMA Reorganization Legislation in the 109th Congress

Date: July 12, 2006
Creator: Bea, Keith & Hogue, Henry B
Description: In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Members of Congress and others raised questions about the scope and reach of federal emergency management policies, the procedures used to administer federal statutory authorities, the qualifications of personnel, and other issues. Most of the questions focused on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the agency primarily responsible for coordinating federal and non-federal disaster response activities. This report provides information on provisions of the Senate-approved amendment (S.Amdt. 4560) to the FY2007 appropriations bill, H.R. 5316, and H.R. 5351 that address concerns identified after Hurricane Katrina. To provide a context for information on the legislation, this report first summarizes findings and recommendations of the congressional and White House studies pertinent to the pending legislation reported from the House committees.
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