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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Year: 2004
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Border Security and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Border Security and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Date: January 2, 2004
Creator: Blazakis, Jason
Description: The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to improve border security is a technique that has garnered congressional attention. This report examines the strengths and limitations of deploying UAVs along the borders and related issues for Congress. This report is not intended to provide in-depth information regarding technical or military capabilities of UAVs, but to discuss their application at the border.
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Air Force FB-22 Bomber Concept

Air Force FB-22 Bomber Concept

Date: May 26, 2004
Creator: Bolkcom, Christopher
Description: The Air Force has expressed interest in developing a bomber variant of the F/A-22 Raptor to “bridge the gap” between today’s bombers and a follow-on bomber in 2037. Questions exist regarding the FB-22’s feasibility, cost, and combat potential.
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Homeland Security: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Border Surveillance

Homeland Security: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Border Surveillance

Date: June 28, 2004
Creator: Bolkcom, Christopher
Description: None
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Navy Attack Submarine Force-Level Goal and Procurement Rate: Background and Issues for Congress

Navy Attack Submarine Force-Level Goal and Procurement Rate: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: July 30, 2004
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: None
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Cruise Missile Defense

Cruise Missile Defense

Date: August 27, 2004
Creator: Hichkad, Ravi R & Bolkcom, Christopher
Description: Congress has expressed interest in cruise missile defense for years. Cruise missiles (CMs) are essentially unmanned attack aircraft — vehicles composed of an airframe, propulsion system, guidance system, and weapons payload. The Department of Defense is pursuing several initiatives that seek to improve capabilities against an unpredictable cruise missile threat. These initiatives compete for funding and congressional attention.
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Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 1996-2003

Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 1996-2003

Date: August 26, 2004
Creator: Grimmett, Richard F
Description: This report is prepared annually to provide unclassified quantitative data on conventional arms transfers to developing nations by the United States and foreign countries for the preceding eight calendar years. Some general data are provided on worldwide conventional arms transfers, but the principal focus is the level of arms transfers by major weapons suppliers to nations in the developing world. The data in the report illustrate how global patterns of conventional arms transfers have changed in the post-Cold War and post-Persian Gulf War years.
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Small-scale Terrorist Attacks Using Chemical and Biological Agents: An Assessment Framework and Preliminary Comparisons

Small-scale Terrorist Attacks Using Chemical and Biological Agents: An Assessment Framework and Preliminary Comparisons

Date: May 20, 2004
Creator: Shea, Dana A & Gottron, Frank
Description: None
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Navy-Marine Corps Amphibious and Maritime Prepositioning Ship Programs: Background and Oversight Issues for Congress

Navy-Marine Corps Amphibious and Maritime Prepositioning Ship Programs: Background and Oversight Issues for Congress

Date: November 15, 2004
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: None
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Ricin: Technical Background and Potential Role in Terrorism

Ricin: Technical Background and Potential Role in Terrorism

Date: February 4, 2004
Creator: Shea, Dana A & Gottron, Frank
Description: None
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Nonstrategic Nuclear Weapons

Nonstrategic Nuclear Weapons

Date: September 9, 2004
Creator: Woolf, Amy F
Description: None
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