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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Year: 2005
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
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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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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"Bunker Busters": Sources of Confusion in the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator Debate

"Bunker Busters": Sources of Confusion in the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator Debate

Date: January 10, 2005
Creator: Medalia, Jonathan
Description: Earth penetrator weapons, often called “bunker busters,” burrow into the ground some tens of feet before detonating, greatly increasing their ability to destroy buried targets. The United States has several types of conventional earth penetrators. The Air Force and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) are studying a more effective penetrator, the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator (RNEP). The FY2005 defense authorization act contained the full RNEP request, $27.6 million. This report explains the budget request and provides details on the RNEP plan.
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Nuclear Weapons: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Nuclear Weapons: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Date: January 10, 2005
Creator: Medalia, Jonathan
Description: None
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Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator Budget Request and Plan, FY2005-FY2009

Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator Budget Request and Plan, FY2005-FY2009

Date: January 10, 2005
Creator: Medalia, Jonathan
Description: None
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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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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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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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Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)

Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)

Date: January 14, 2005
Creator: Squassoni, Sharon
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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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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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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Indian and Pakistani Nuclear Weapons Status

Indian and Pakistani Nuclear Weapons Status

Date: February 17, 2005
Creator: Squassoni, Sharon
Description: Until 2005, India and Pakistan were the only states outside the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty to declare, openly, their nuclear weapons capability. In 1998, they tested nuclear weapons and since then, deployed ballistic missiles, enunciated nuclear doctrine, and made organizational changes to their nuclear establishments. In 2002, they teetered on the brink of war in Kashmir. This report summarizes Indian and Pakistani nuclear weapon capabilities and thinking, and discusses some confidence-building measures in place intended to help avert nuclear war.
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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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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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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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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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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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Republic of the Marshall Islands Changed Circumstances Petition to Congress

Republic of the Marshall Islands Changed Circumstances Petition to Congress

Date: March 14, 2005
Creator: Lum, Thomas; Thomas, Kenneth R; Redhead, C. Stephen; Bearden, David M; Holt, Mark & Lazzari, Salvatore
Description: This report summarizes U.S. nuclear testing on the Marshall Islands, U.S. compensation efforts to date, relevant provisions in the Compact of Free Association, and the Changed Circumstances Petition. It analyzes several issues related to the personal injury, health care, and property damages claims in the Petition.
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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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Navy Force Architecture and Ship Acquisition: Selected FY2006 Issues for Congress

Navy Force Architecture and Ship Acquisition: Selected FY2006 Issues for Congress

Date: March 15, 2005
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: This report is based on CRS testimony at a March 10, 2005, hearing on Navy force structure and ship acquisition before the Projection Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee. Since February 2003, if not earlier, there has been no current, officially approved, unambiguous plan for the future size and structure of the Navy.
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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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Coast Guard Deepwater Program: Background and Issues for Congress

Coast Guard Deepwater Program: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: April 1, 2005
Creator: O’Rourke, Ronald
Description: This report discusses the Deepwater program, which is a 20- to 25-year acquisition effort to replace or modernize 93 aging Coast Guard ships and 207 aging Coast Guard aircraft. The program’s estimated total acquisition cost is $19 billion to $24 billion. On March 25, 2005 the Coast Guard submitted to Congress a revised implementation plan for the program that alters the planned capabilities and numbers of Deepwater assets and the schedule for acquiring or modernizing them. Some Members of Congress have criticized the revised implementation plan. The Coast Guard’s proposed FY2006 budget requests $966 million for the program.
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Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS): Background and Issues for Congress

Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS): Background and Issues for Congress

Date: April 1, 2005
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: None
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