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The Department of Defense Rules for Military Commissions: Analysis of Procedural Rules and Comparison with Proposed Legislation and the Uniform Code of Military Justice

The Department of Defense Rules for Military Commissions: Analysis of Procedural Rules and Comparison with Proposed Legislation and the Uniform Code of Military Justice

Date: August 4, 2005
Creator: Elsea, Jennifer
Description: This report provides a background and analysis comparing military commissions as envisioned under M.C.O. (Military Commission Order) No. 1 to general military courts-martial conducted under the UCMJ. The report notes some of the criticism directed at the President's M.O., and explains how those concerns are addressed by the military commission orders and instructions. A summary of the Hamdan case follows, as well as an overview of relevant legislation. Finally, the report provides two charts to compare the regulations issued by the Department of Defense to standard procedures for general courts-martial under the Manual for Courts-Martial and to proposed legislation.
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Current U.S. Sanctions Against China

Current U.S. Sanctions Against China

Date: August 15, 1994
Creator: Dumbaugh, Kerry
Description: In the months following China's 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, both the President and the Congress took a number of initiatives protesting Beijing's actions. These initiatives centered around U.S. concerns related to trade, human rights, and non-proliferation. In intervening years, the United States has periodically imposed, lifted, or waived other sanctions and concluded several trade-related agreements with China relating to these concerns. Those measures that remain in place in 1994 are detailed in the accompanying tables.
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Saudi Arabia: Terrorist Financing Issues

Saudi Arabia: Terrorist Financing Issues

Date: February 8, 2006
Creator: Prados, Alfred B & Blanchard, Christopher M
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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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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China: Economic Sanctions

China: Economic Sanctions

Date: February 1, 2006
Creator: Rennack, Dianne E
Description: This report discusses a list of economic sanctions that the United States currently maintains against China. The influence of Congress on U.S. policy toward China, once significant because so much hung on the annual possibility that favorable trade terms could be suspended, has more recently been diffused. Sanctions that remain in place today can all be modified, eased, or lifted altogether by the President, without congressional input.
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Mexico-United States Dialogue on Migration and Border Issues, 2001-2005

Mexico-United States Dialogue on Migration and Border Issues, 2001-2005

Date: November 30, 2005
Creator: Storrs, K. Larry
Description: None
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Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress

Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress

Date: August 7, 2006
Creator: Chanlett-Avery, Emma; Manyin, Mark E & Cooper, William H
Description: None
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Nuclear Arms Control: The Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty

Nuclear Arms Control: The Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty

Date: October 12, 2006
Creator: Woolf, Amy F
Description: None
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U.S.-Vietnam Relations: Background and Issues for Congress

U.S.-Vietnam Relations: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: June 30, 2006
Creator: Manyin, Mark E
Description: None
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