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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Year: 2005
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Bioterrorism Countermeasure Development: Issues in Patents and Homeland Security

Bioterrorism Countermeasure Development: Issues in Patents and Homeland Security

Date: May 6, 2005
Creator: Schacht, Wendy H & Thomas, John R
Description: In the 109th Congress, several bills have been introduced, including S. 3, the Protecting America in the War on Terror Act, and S. 975, the Project Bioshield II Act, that would generate additional incentives for the creation of new technologies to counteract potential biological threats. These bills propose reforms to current policies and practices associated with intellectual property, particularly patents, and the marketing of pharmaceuticals and related products. This report includes patents and innovation, the role of patents in pharmaceutical/biomedical R&D, legislative developments and proposals for change.
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North Korea: A Chronology of Events, October 2002-December 2004

North Korea: A Chronology of Events, October 2002-December 2004

Date: January 24, 2005
Creator: Manyin, Mark E; Chanlett-Avery, Emma & Marchart, Helene
Description: None
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Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Programs: Issues for Congress

Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Programs: Issues for Congress

Date: February 22, 2005
Creator: Best Jr., Richard A
Description: None
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Nuclear Weapons: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Nuclear Weapons: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Date: March 11, 2005
Creator: Medalia, Jonathan
Description: None
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Tactical Aircraft Modernization: Issues for Congress

Tactical Aircraft Modernization: Issues for Congress

Date: January 19, 2005
Creator: Bolkcom, Christopher
Description: None
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Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons and Missiles: Status and Trends

Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons and Missiles: Status and Trends

Date: January 14, 2005
Creator: Squassoni, Sharon
Description: None
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Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990

Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990

Date: March 21, 2005
Creator: Kan, Shirley A
Description: None
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U.S. Defense Articles and Services Supplied to Foreign Recipients: Restrictions on Their Use

U.S. Defense Articles and Services Supplied to Foreign Recipients: Restrictions on Their Use

Date: March 14, 2005
Creator: Grimmett, Richard F
Description: None
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V-22 Osprey Tilt-Rotor Aircraft

V-22 Osprey Tilt-Rotor Aircraft

Date: January 7, 2005
Creator: Bolkcom, Christopher
Description: None
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China and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles: Policy Issues

China and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles: Policy Issues

Date: February 22, 2005
Creator: Kan, Shirley A
Description: Congress has long been concerned about whether U.S. policy advances the national interest in reducing the role of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and missiles that could deliver them. China has taken some steps to mollify U.S. concerns about its role in weapons proliferation. Skeptics question whether China's cooperation in weapons nonproliferation has warranted President Bush's pursuit of stronger bilateral ties. This report discusses the national security problem of China's role in weapons proliferation and issues related to the U.S. policy response, including legislation, since the mid-1990s.
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U.S. Nuclear Weapons: Changes in Policy and Force Structure

U.S. Nuclear Weapons: Changes in Policy and Force Structure

Date: January 13, 2005
Creator: Woolf, Amy F
Description: None
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F/A-22 Raptor

F/A-22 Raptor

Date: January 6, 2005
Creator: Bolkcom, Christopher
Description: The F-22A Raptor is a next-generation fighter/attack aircraft that features the latest stealth technology to reduce detection by radar. Using more advanced engines and avionics than the current F-15 Eagle, the F-22A is intended to maintain U.S. Air Force capabilities against more sophisticated enemy aircraft and air defenses in the 21st century. This report examines the Air Force’s F-22A Raptor program, including costs and schedule; considers several key issues, and concludes with a synopsis of recent legislative activity on the program.
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F/A-22 Raptor

F/A-22 Raptor

Date: March 3, 2005
Creator: Bolkcom, Christopher
Description: The F-22A Raptor is a next-generation fighter/attack aircraft that features the latest stealth technology to reduce detection by radar. Using more advanced engines and avionics than the current F-15 Eagle, the F-22A is intended to maintain U.S. Air Force capabilities against more sophisticated enemy aircraft and air defenses in the 21st century. This report examines the Air Force’s F-22A Raptor program, including costs and schedule; considers several key issues, and concludes with a synopsis of recent legislative activity on the program.
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European Union's Arms Control Regime and Arms Exports to China: Background and Legal Analysis

European Union's Arms Control Regime and Arms Exports to China: Background and Legal Analysis

Date: March 1, 2005
Creator: Grimmett, Richard F & Papademetriou, Theresa
Description: This report provides detailed background and legal analysis of the nature of the current European Union embargo on arms exports to China. It also provides detailed background on the European Union’s current Code of Conduct on Arms Exports. A strengthened version of the Code would be one of the control mechanisms that would remain should the EU lift the embargo on arms exports to China. This report also gives information on recent EU arms exports authorized for China. It further summarizes U.S. concerns regarding the lifting of the arms embargo, and notes the prospective timing of EU action on the embargo issue.
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Iran's Nuclear Program: Recent Developments

Iran's Nuclear Program: Recent Developments

Date: January 14, 2005
Creator: Squassoni, Sharon
Description: None
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Homeland Security: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Border Surveillance

Homeland Security: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Border Surveillance

Date: February 7, 2005
Creator: Bolkcom, Christopher
Description: None
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Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)

Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)

Date: January 14, 2005
Creator: Squassoni, Sharon
Description: None
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Combat Aircraft Sales to South Asia: Potential Implications

Combat Aircraft Sales to South Asia: Potential Implications

Date: May 19, 2005
Creator: Bolkcom, Christopher; Grimmett, Richard F & Kronstadt, K. Alan
Description: In March 2005, the Bush Administration announced a willingness to resume sales of F-16 combat aircraft to Pakistan. Potential sales to India are also being considered. These potential sales have political, military, and defense industrial base implications for the United States and the South Asia region. H.R. 1553 and S. 12 would impose nonproliferation conditions on these sales.
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Nuclear Weapons: The Reliable Replacement Warhead Program

Nuclear Weapons: The Reliable Replacement Warhead Program

Date: May 24, 2005
Creator: Medalia, Jonathan
Description: None
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Tactical Aircraft Modernization: Issues for Congress

Tactical Aircraft Modernization: Issues for Congress

Date: April 21, 2005
Creator: Bolkcom, Christopher
Description: None
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China and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles: Policy Issues

China and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles: Policy Issues

Date: April 5, 2005
Creator: Kan, Shirley A
Description: Congress has long been concerned about whether U.S. policy advances the national interest in reducing the role of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and missiles that could deliver them. China has taken some steps to mollify U.S. concerns about its role in weapons proliferation. Skeptics question whether China's cooperation in weapons nonproliferation has warranted President Bush's pursuit of stronger bilateral ties. This report discusses the national security problem of China's role in weapons proliferation and issues related to the U.S. policy response, including legislation, since the mid-1990s.
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Nuclear Weapons:  The Reliable Replacement Warhead Program

Nuclear Weapons: The Reliable Replacement Warhead Program

Date: May 26, 2005
Creator: Medalia, Jonathan
Description: None
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Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)

Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)

Date: June 7, 2005
Creator: Squassoni, Sharon
Description: None
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Cruise Missile Defense

Cruise Missile Defense

Date: May 2, 2005
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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