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Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation and Security Issues

Description: This report discusses Pakistan's efforts to produce fissile material and other issues related to nuclear proliferation and improving its nuclear arsenal. It also discusses the steps Pakistan has taken to increase international confidence in its nuclear security. However, continued instability in Pakistan has caused some to question the effectiveness of its nuclear security reforms. The report addresses these issues as well, in addition to the U.S.-Pakistan relationship as it regards nuclear policy.
Date: October 7, 2010
Creator: Kerr, Paul K. & Nikitin, Mary Beth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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North Korean Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States

Description: This report updates recent information concerning, specifically, North Korea's long-range ballistic missile program. On July 4-5, 2006, North Korea test-launched seven ballistic missiles, including a new Taepo Dong 2 that failed soon after launch. The apparently successful shorter-range missile tests included some combination of SCUDs and No Dongs.
Date: July 6, 2006
Creator: Hildreth, Steven A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Nuclear Testing and Comprehensive Test Ban: Chronology Starting September 1992

Description: This report details actions on nuclear testing and the treaty starting with the most recent U.S. test in September 1992. It complements CRS Issue Brief IB92099, Nuclear Weapons: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and Nuclear testing, which discusses earlier history, issues, and current developments, and CRS Report RS20351, Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty: Pro and Con, which presents arguments for and against the treaty.
Date: June 9, 2005
Creator: Medalia, Jonathan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Instructions for Ordnance Officers and Acting Ordnance Officers at Headquarters of Departments, Armies, Divisions, Brigades, or Districts.

Description: Circular from the War Department containing "General Orders No. 193" to perfect organizing the services of the Ordnance Department, as connected with Armies in the field and the Military Departments, and at the same time securing for that Department the services of a body efficient officers, trained to its special duties. The document includes 10 orders sent by Secretary of War E. D. Townsend as well as the specific orders of George D. Ramsay to complete the orders of Townsend. Two forms are printed at the end of the circular: Form No. 31 (b), Monthly Report of Ordnance and Acting Ordnance Officers on duty; and Form No. 31 (c), Quarterly Report of Officers responsible for Ordnance Property.
Date: May 23, 1864
Creator: Ramsay, George D.
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[Large campsite]

Description: Photograph of a large campsite including rows of small tents. A row of battle cannons is surrounded by a few large tents. A large number of individuals can be seen walking amongst the campsite. A train passes by the campsite to the left. The campsite is possibly for military purposes.
Date: [1900..1920]
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990

Description: This report discusses U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, or Republic of China (ROC), including policy issues for Congress. It also lists sales of major defense articles and services to Taiwan, as approved by the President, proposed in Letters of Offer and Acceptance, and notified to Congress since 1990. Based on unclassified notices, reports, and interviews, this list includes the date of notification, major item proposed for sale, and estimated value of the defense package.
Date: June 1, 2001
Creator: Kan, Shirley A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Comparative Nuclear Effects of Biomedical Interest

Description: Report containing environmental consequences of nuclear explosions with a primary focus on early effects such as exposure to blasts and radiation. Includes definitions of terms, the progression of an explosion, and graphs depicting the relationship between the effects of blasts and the distance of material from Ground Zero.
Date: September 1960
Creator: White, Clayton S.; Bowen, I. Gerald; Richmond, Donald R. & Corsbie, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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”Dirty Bombs”: Background in Brief

Description: This report examines the legislation and oversight by Congress to protect the United States against terrorist threats, especially from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) weapons. Radiological dispersal devices (RDDs) are one type of CBRN weapon. Explosive-driven "dirty bombs" are an often-discussed type of RDD, though radioactive material can also be dispersed in other ways. This report also provides background for understanding the RDD threat and responses.
Date: June 24, 2011
Creator: Medalia, Jonathan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Granbury canon]

Description: Photograph of canon in Granbury, Texas. The canon has large tires and appears to have a metal attachment at its end. The canon sits in a field with a few trees around it.
Date: 197X
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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[Canon]

Description: Photograph of a canon in a field. The canon itself is narrow while its wheels are rather large. Several trees can be seen in the back if the field.
Date: 197X
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Iranian Nuclear Sites

Description: This report describes Iran's known nuclear sites listed in official International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reports and includes a map with the location of the nuclear facilities.
Date: December 12, 2006
Creator: Hassan, Hussein D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Iranian Nuclear Sites

Description: This report describes Iran's known nuclear sites listed in official International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reports and includes a map with the location of the nuclear facilities. For further information and analysis of Iran's nuclear programs, see CRS Report RS21592, Iran's Nuclear Program: Recent Developments, by Sharon Squassoni; and CRS Report RL32048 Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses, by Kenneth Katzman.
Date: November 13, 2006
Creator: Hassan, Hussein D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[News Script: ABM]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story. This story aired at 10pm.
Date: April 10, 1969, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Exhibit of military items]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified exhibit showing military weapons and uniforms. There are several photos posted on the wall around the room and signs on top of them.
Date: February 3, 2005
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation and Security Issues

Description: This report outlines Pakistan's nuclear arsenal and continued fissile material production for weapons. Pakistan does not have a stated nuclear policy but its "minimum credible deterrent" is thought to be primarily a deterrent to Indian military action. Pakistani and US officials argue that Islamabad has taken a number of steps to prevent further proliferation of nuclear related technologies. Although instability in Pakistan has called the extent and durability of these reforms into question.
Date: June 12, 2009
Creator: Kerr, Paul K. & Nikitin, Mary Beth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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