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Piracy off the Horn of Africa

Piracy off the Horn of Africa

Date: April 27, 2011
Creator: Ploch, Lauren; Blanchard, Christopher M.; O'Rourke, Ronald; Mason, R. Chuck & King, Rawle O.
Description: This report discusses recent (2010) pirate attacks on vessels, including United States vessels, in the waters off the Horn of Africa. The Horn of Africa is sometimes called the Somali Peninsula and includes the nations of Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Somalia. This report explores reasons behind the increased number of pirate attacks in recent years, as well as what efforts are being taken to combat said attacks, including those by the 111th Congress and President Obama and his Administration.
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Policy Issues in the General Motors Vehicle Recall

Policy Issues in the General Motors Vehicle Recall

Date: March 31, 2014
Creator: Canis, Bill; Peterman, David Randall & Pettit, Carol A.
Description: This report discusses the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) process by which vehicle safety defects are identified and vehicles are recalled, as well as the impact that the 2009 GM bankruptcy may have on liability for this defect.
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Port and Maritime Security: Background and Issues for Congress

Port and Maritime Security: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: December 5, 2003
Creator: Frittelli, John F
Description: None
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Port and Maritime Security: Background and Issues for Congress

Port and Maritime Security: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: May 10, 2005
Creator: Frittelli, John F
Description: None
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Port and Maritime Security: Background and Issues for Congress

Port and Maritime Security: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: May 27, 2005
Creator: Frittelli, John F
Description: None
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Port and Maritime Security: Background and Issues for Congress

Port and Maritime Security: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: December 15, 2004
Creator: Frittelli, John F
Description: None
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Port and Maritime Security: Potential for Terrorist Nuclear Attack Using Oil Tankers

Port and Maritime Security: Potential for Terrorist Nuclear Attack Using Oil Tankers

Date: December 7, 2004
Creator: Medalia, Jonathan
Description: None
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Ports in Louisiana: New Orleans, South Louisiana, and Baton Rouge

Ports in Louisiana: New Orleans, South Louisiana, and Baton Rouge

Date: October 14, 2005
Creator: Cieslak, Vanessa
Description: None
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Positive Train Control (PTC): Overview and Policy Issues

Positive Train Control (PTC): Overview and Policy Issues

Date: July 30, 2012
Creator: Peters, Jeffrey C. & Frittelli, John
Description: This report gives and overview of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 and discusses policy issues related to it. Congress passed the Act following several high-profile train accidents; it mandates positive train control (PTC) on many passenger and freight railroads by December 31, 2015.
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Potential Military Use of Airships and Aerostats

Potential Military Use of Airships and Aerostats

Date: September 1, 2006
Creator: Bolkcom, Christopher
Description: The Department of Defense (DOD) has a history of using lighter-than-air (LTA) platforms. Aerostats have recently been fielded to protect deployed U.S. troops. Contemporary interest is growing in using airships for numerous missions. This report examines the various concepts being considered and describes the issues for Congress.
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