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 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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Nuclear Weapon Initiatives: Low-Yield R&D, Advanced Concepts, Earth Penetrators, Test Readiness

Nuclear Weapon Initiatives: Low-Yield R&D, Advanced Concepts, Earth Penetrators, Test Readiness

Date: December 11, 2003
Creator: Medalia, Jonathan
Description: None
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Chemical Weapons Convention: Issues for Congress

Chemical Weapons Convention: Issues for Congress

Date: November 14, 2003
Creator: Bowman, Steven R
Description: The CWC bans the development, production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons by members signatories. It also requires the destruction of all chemical weapons stockpiles and production facilities. Neither the United States nor Russia will be able to meet the original CWC’s deadlines for destruction of their CW stockpiles, and have been granted extensions to at least 2012. The Convention provides the most extensive and intrusive verification regime of any arms control treaty, extending its coverage to not only governmental but also civilian facilities. The Convention also requires export controls and reporting requirements on chemicals that can be used as warfare agents and their precursors. The CWC establishes the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to oversee the Convention’s implementation.
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Iran's Nuclear Program: Recent Developments

Iran's Nuclear Program: Recent Developments

Date: November 12, 2003
Creator: Squassoni, Sharon
Description: None
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Nuclear Weapon Initiatives: Low-Yield R&D, Advanced Concepts, Earth Penetrators, Test Readiness

Nuclear Weapon Initiatives: Low-Yield R&D, Advanced Concepts, Earth Penetrators, Test Readiness

Date: October 28, 2003
Creator: Medalia, Jonathan
Description: None
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Airborne Laser (ABL): Issues for Congress

Airborne Laser (ABL): Issues for Congress

Date: October 22, 2003
Creator: Bolkcom, Christopher & Hildreth, Steven A
Description: This report examines the airborne laser (ABL) program and budget status. It also examines a variety of related issues, including the questionable maturity of ABL technologies, the number of ABL platforms the United States should acquire, and to what degree the United STates should invest in alternative technologies in the event that the ABL may not prove successful. This report does not provide a detailed technical assessment of the ABL program (see CRS Report RL30185, The Airborne Laser Anti-Missile Program).
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Missile Proliferation and the Strategic Balance in South Asia

Missile Proliferation and the Strategic Balance in South Asia

Date: October 17, 2003
Creator: Feickert, Andrew & Kronstadt, K. Alan
Description: None
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Iraq: U.N. Inspections for Weapons of Mass Destruction

Iraq: U.N. Inspections for Weapons of Mass Destruction

Date: October 7, 2003
Creator: Squassoni, Sharon
Description: None
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China: Possible Missile Technology Transfers under U.S. Satellite Export Policy - Actions and Chronology

China: Possible Missile Technology Transfers under U.S. Satellite Export Policy - Actions and Chronology

Date: October 6, 2003
Creator: Kan, Shirley A
Description: This CRS Report discusses security concerns, significant congressional and administration action, and a comprehensive chronology pertaining to satellite exports to the PRC. The report discusses issues for U.S. foreign and security policy (including that on China and weapons nonproliferation), such as: What are the benefits and costs of satellite exports to China for U.S. economic and security interests? Should the United States continue, change, or cease the policy in place since the Reagan Administration that has allowed exports of satellites to China (for its launch and – increasingly – for its use)? Etc.
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Weapons of Mass Destruction Counterproliferation: Legal Issues for Ships and Aircraft

Weapons of Mass Destruction Counterproliferation: Legal Issues for Ships and Aircraft

Date: October 1, 2003
Creator: Elsea, Jennifer K
Description: None
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