The structure, development and ramifications of growing U.S. Department of Defense foreign assistance activities are described in a major new report from the Congressional Research Service. See “The Department of Defense Role in Foreign Assistance: Background, Major Issues, and Options for Congress” (pdf), August 25, 2008.
Other noteworthy new reports from CRS that have not been made readily available to the public include the following (all pdf).
“Pay-for-Performance: The National Security Personnel System,” September 17, 2008.
“The North Korean Economy: Leverage and Policy Analysis,” updated August 26, 2008.
“Presidential Claims of Executive Privilege: History, Law, Practice and Recent Developments,” updated August 21, 2008.
“Periods of War,” updated August 19, 2008.