SECRECY NEWS
from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy
Volume 2007, Issue No. 56
May 29, 2007

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CRS ON ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION, AND MORE

As frequently mentioned, the Congressional Research Service does not make its products directly available to the public. Some noteworthy new CRS reports obtained by Secrecy News and not readily accessible elsewhere include the following.

"Nuclear Weapons: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty," updated May 24, 2007:

"Access to Government Information in the United States," updated April 23, 2007:

"Security Classified and Controlled Information: History, Status, and Emerging Management Issues," March 8, 2007:

"Security Classification Policy and Procedure: E.O. 12958, as Amended," updated April 23, 2007:

"Central Asia's Security: Issues and Implications for U.S. Interests," updated April 26, 2007:

"Detection of Explosives on Airline Passengers: Recommendation of the 9/11 Commission and Related Issues," updated April 26, 2007:

"Treatment of 'Battlefield Detainees' in the War on Terrorism," updated January 23, 2007:

"The International Space Station and the Space Shuttle," updated April 26, 2007:

"Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Education: Status and Issues," updated April 23, 2007:

"Intelligence Issues for Congress," updated May 16, 2007:

"National Science Foundation: Major Research Equipment and Facility Construction," updated May 4, 2007:

"Crime and Forfeiture," updated May 9, 2007:

"The War Powers Resolution: After Thirty-Three Years," updated May 1, 2007:


DEPLOYMENT AND REDEPLOYMENT OF US FORCES

A new Joint Chiefs of Staff publication describes operational principles for executing deployment and redeployment -- meaning transfer or withdrawal -- of U.S. military forces.

"Redeployment operations, particularly for combat units, ... should be identified and planned as early as possible," the document instructs. "The operation or campaign is concluded when the national strategy end state is achieved and redeployment operations are complete."

"Although the emphasis of this publication is on overseas deployments and redeployments, deployments within the homeland are possible in support of homeland defense and civil support."

See "Deployment and Redeployment Operations," Joint Publication 3-35, 7 May 2007:

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