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 Decade: 1990-1999
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
The Assault Weapons Ban: Review of Federal Laws Controlling Possessions of Certain Firearms

The Assault Weapons Ban: Review of Federal Laws Controlling Possessions of Certain Firearms

Date: December 1, 1995
Creator: Schrader, Dorothy
Description: This report reviews the 1994 assault weapons ban, which is effective for ten years on 19 types of semiautomatic assault weapons. The Act builds upon a 60-year history of federal regulation of firearms. The report also summarizes the pre-1994 federal gun control laws, analyzes the major cases relating to constitutional and statutory challenges to these laws, and reviews judicial and legislative developments since enactment of the ban.
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China: Possible Missile Technology Transfers from U.S. Satellite Export Policy - Background and Chronology

China: Possible Missile Technology Transfers from U.S. Satellite Export Policy - Background and Chronology

Date: August 13, 1998
Creator: Kan, Shirley A
Description: Members of Congress are concerned about whether U.S. firms have provided technology or expertise to China for use in its ballistic missile program and whether a series of decisions by the Clinton Administration on satellite exports have facilitated legal or illegal transfers of missile-related technology to China. The New York Times reported in April 1998 that the Justice Department is conducting an ongoing criminal investigation into whether Loral Space and Communications (of New York), and Hughes Electronics (of Los Angeles) violated export control laws. The firms are alleged to have shared their findings with China on the cause of a Chinese rocket’s explosion while launching a U.S.-origin satellite in February 1996. In sharing their conclusions, the companies are said to have provided expertise that China could use to improve its ballistic missiles, including their guidance systems. This CRS report provides detailed background information, significant Congressional action, and a comprehensive chronology. The events summarized here, based on various open sources and interviews, pertain to various aspects of U.S. foreign and security policy.
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Chinese Missile and Nuclear Proliferation: Issues for Congress

Chinese Missile and Nuclear Proliferation: Issues for Congress

Date: October 20, 1993
Creator: Kan, Shirley A
Description: None
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Chinese Missile and Nuclear Proliferation: Issues for Congress

Chinese Missile and Nuclear Proliferation: Issues for Congress

Date: November 16, 1995
Creator: Shuey, Robert & Kan, Shirley A
Description: None
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Chinese Missile and Nuclear Proliferation: Issues for Congress

Chinese Missile and Nuclear Proliferation: Issues for Congress

Date: July 6, 1995
Creator: Shuey, Robert & Kan, Shirley A
Description: None
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Chinese Missile and Nuclear Proliferation: Issues for Congress

Chinese Missile and Nuclear Proliferation: Issues for Congress

Date: February 2, 1995
Creator: Shuey, Robert & Kan, Shirley A
Description: None
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Chinese Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control Policies: Implications and Options for the United States

Chinese Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control Policies: Implications and Options for the United States

Date: March 25, 1994
Creator: Sutter, Robert G
Description: None
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Conventional Arms Transfers: President Clinton's Policy Directive

Conventional Arms Transfers: President Clinton's Policy Directive

Date: May 17, 1995
Creator: Grimmett, Richard F.
Description: President Clinton released details of his Conventional Arms Transfer Policy on February 17, 1995, which are embodied in Presidential Decision Directive 34 (PDD-34). The President's action followed several months of internal debate and discussion by the Clinton Administration, the first detailed examination of conventional arms transfer policy since the Cold War's end.
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Cruise Missile Inventories and NATO Attacks on Yugoslavia: Background Information

Cruise Missile Inventories and NATO Attacks on Yugoslavia: Background Information

Date: April 20, 1999
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: This short report provides background information on the Air Force’s Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM) and the conventionally armed version of the Navy’s Tomahawk land-attack cruise missile (TLAM).
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Defense Research: A Primer on the Department of Defense's Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT and E) Program

Defense Research: A Primer on the Department of Defense's Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT and E) Program

Date: July 14, 1999
Creator: Moteff, John D
Description: This report describes the basic elements and issues of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) Program. It defines basic activities supported by the program, presents budget trends, discusses the management of program, and describes the infrastructure in which the program is implemented. This report is for staff new to the area of defense research and for senior staff interested in historical trends.
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