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Selected CRS Reports

Some recent reports of the Congressional Research Service that have not previously been made readily available in the public domain include the following (all pdf).

“Climate Change: Science and Policy Implications,” January 25, 2007.

“Foreign Science and Engineering Presence in U.S. Institutions and the Labor Force,” updated January 12, 2007.

“U.S. Military Dispositions: Fact Sheet,” updated January 30, 2007.

“Navy Ship Names: Background For Congress,” updated January 17, 2007.

“Latin America: Terrorism Issues,” updated January 22, 2007.

“U.S. National Science Foundation: An Overview,” updated January 24, 2007.

“War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance,” updated January 16, 2007.

“Laos: Background and U.S. Relations,” updated February 5, 2007.

“Kyrgyzstan’s Constitutional Crisis: Context and Implications for U.S. Interests,” updated January 5, 2007.

At the conclusion of a widely cited article on U.S. policy towards Iran in the latest issue of The New Yorker, Seymour Hersh referred to a November 2006 report by CRS “on what it depicted as the Administration’s blurring of the line between C.I.A. activities and strictly military ones.”

The referenced report is “Covert Action: Legislative Background and Possible Policy Questions,” November 2, 2006.