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Iraq: Summary of U.S. Forces
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Army Aviation: The RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter Issue
Although it has been a high priority Army program, a number of factors have complicated the RAH-66 Comanche program. Since its inception, the program has been restructured several times–postponing the initial operational capability (IOC) and increasing overall program costs. Presently, there is debate within the Army regarding whether the program should be reduced significantly to make funds available to pursue other modernization priorities.
Army Aviation: The RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter Issue
Although it has been a high priority Army program, a number of factors have complicated the RAH-66 Comanche program. Since its inception, the program has been restructured several times–postponing the initial operational capability (IOC) and increasing overall program costs. Presently, there is debate within the Army regarding whether the program should be reduced significantly to make funds available to pursue other modernization priorities.
FY2010 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Policy Issues
Military personnel issues typically generate significant interest from many Members of Congress and their staffs. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) selected a number of the military personnel issues considered in deliberations on the House-passed version of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2010. This report provides a brief synopsis of sections that pertain to personnel policy. This report focuses exclusively on the annual defense authorization process. It does not include appropriations, veterans' affairs, tax implications of policy choices or any discussion of separately introduced legislation.
Military Pay and Benefits: Key Questions and Answers
In the late 1990s, the military services were facing considerable recruiting and career retention problems. In responding, Congress was mindful of how inadequate pay had contributed to decreased recruit quality in the late 1970s. It authorized larger pay raises, increased special pays and bonuses, provided more recruiting resources, and repealed planned military retired pay reductions for future retirees. Debate continues over what kinds of pay and benefit increases are best for improving recruiting and retention. Of particular interest is the balance between across-the-board pay raises on the one hand, and ones targeted by grade, years of service, and occupational skill, on the other; and between cash compensation on the one hand and improvements in benefits such as housing, health care, and installation services on the other.
Military Pay and Benefits: Key Questions and Answers
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Military Pay and Benefits: Key Questions and Answers
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Northern Ireland: The Peace Process
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Northern Ireland: The Peace Process
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Naval Transformation: Background and Issues for Congress
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Naval Transformation: Background and Issues for Congress
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Naval Transformation: Background and Issues for Congress
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Naval Transformation: Background and Issues for Congress
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U.S. Military Dispositions: Fact Sheet
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U.S. Military Dispositions: Fact Sheet
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American War and Military Operations Casualties: Lists and Statistics
This report is written in response to numerous requests for war casualty statistics and lists of war dead. It provides tables, compiled by sources at the Department of Defense, indicating the number of casualties among American military personnel serving in principal wars and combat actions. For the more recent conflicts, starting with the Korean War, more detailed information on types of casualties, and when available, demographics have been included. This report also cites sources of published lists of military personnel killed in principal wars and combat actions.
Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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NATO Enlargement
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NATO Enlargement
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NATO Enlargement
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NATO Enlargement
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NATO Enlargement
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NATO Enlargement
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NATO Enlargement
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NATO Enlargement
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NATO Enlargement
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NATO Enlargement
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Combating Terrorism: Are There Lessons to Be Learned from Foreign Experiences?
As the United States braces for possible repeated incidents of international terrorism in the United States, there may be lessons to be learned from the experiences of other countries which have suffered prolonged onslaughts of terrorism. The utility of each approach, as well as of specific measures, can depend on a variety of factors, including the nature and organization of a terrorist group, public attitudes toward it, and the depth of support for it. This paper looks briefly at some cases where judgments have been made on the effectiveness of different policy measures, and raises questions relating those outcomes to the current situation.
Expanding Threat Reduction and Nonproliferation Programs: Concepts and Definitions
The report of the 9/11 Commission called for continued support for threat reduction assistance. H.R. 10, the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act, calls for a review of U.S. policy in this area. President Bush, Members of Congress, and analysts outside government have suggested that the United States provide threat reduction and nonproliferation assistance to nations outside the former Soviet Union.