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Protecting Civilian Flights from Missiles

Protecting Civilian Flights from Missiles

Date: July 28, 2014
Creator: Elias, Bart
Description: This report briefly outlines the history of incidents involving civilian flights being hit by shoulder fired missiles and discusses the Directed Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) systems, which were developed to be mounted on commercial airliners for defense against infrared guided missiles and were never widely implemented. The report discusses the limitations of DIRCM systems, especially in the context of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which would not have been saved by such a system due to having been brought down by a radar-guided missile. The report also examines alternative ways to protect commercial airliners from missile attacks, such as flight techniques and ground-based systems.
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Protecting Classified Information and the Rights of Criminal Defendants: The Classified Information Procedures Act

Protecting Classified Information and the Rights of Criminal Defendants: The Classified Information Procedures Act

Date: March 31, 2011
Creator: Liu, Edward, C. & Garvey, Todd
Description: This report gives an overview of the Classified Information Procedures Act, enacted by the 96th Congress, which provides uniform procedures for prosecutions involving classified information. It provides a background of the act and discusses its various sections.
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Protecting Classified Information and the Rights of Criminal Defendants: The Classified Information Procedures Act

Protecting Classified Information and the Rights of Criminal Defendants: The Classified Information Procedures Act

Date: April 2, 2012
Creator: Liu, Edward C. & Garvey, Todd
Description: A criminal prosecution involving classified information may cause tension between the government's interest in protecting classified information and the criminal defendant's right to a constitutionally valid trial. In some cases, a defendant may threaten to disclose classified information in an effort to gain leverage. Concerns about this practice, referred to as "graymail," led the 96th Congress to enact the Classified Information Procedures Act to provide uniform procedures for prosecutions involving classified information.
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Protecting Natural Resources and Managing Growth: Issues in the 107th Congress

Protecting Natural Resources and Managing Growth: Issues in the 107th Congress

Date: August 6, 2001
Creator: Zinn, Jeffrey A
Description: None
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Protecting Natural Resources and Managing Growth: Issues in the 107th Congress

Protecting Natural Resources and Managing Growth: Issues in the 107th Congress

Date: December 19, 2002
Creator: Zinn, Jeffrey A
Description: None
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Protecting Natural Resources and Managing Growth: Issues in the 107th Congress

Protecting Natural Resources and Managing Growth: Issues in the 107th Congress

Date: March 25, 2002
Creator: Zinn, Jeffrey A
Description: None
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Protecting Natural Resources and Managing Growth: Issues in the 107th Congress

Protecting Natural Resources and Managing Growth: Issues in the 107th Congress

Date: June 25, 2002
Creator: Zinn, Jeffrey A
Description: None
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Protecting Natural Resources and Managing Growth: Issues in the 107th Congress

Protecting Natural Resources and Managing Growth: Issues in the 107th Congress

Date: August 20, 2002
Creator: Zinn, Jeffrey A
Description: None
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Protecting Natural Resources and Managing Growth: Issues in the 107th Congress

Protecting Natural Resources and Managing Growth: Issues in the 107th Congress

Date: October 1, 2002
Creator: Zinn, Jeffrey A
Description: None
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Protecting Natural Resources and Managing Growth: Issues in the 107th Congress

Protecting Natural Resources and Managing Growth: Issues in the 107th Congress

Date: May 17, 2002
Creator: Zinn, Jeffrey A
Description: None
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