FAS Roundup – October 29, 2018

By October 29, 2018

New: Assessing India’s nuclear arsenal, strategy

The FAS Nuclear Information Project’s Hans Kristensen and Matt Korda release the 2018 FAS Nuclear Notebook on Indian nuclear forces (published by The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists). 

? Past issues are available at fas.org.

Victor Marchetti, 88, Dies; Book Was First to Be Censored by C.I.A.

Steven Aftergood told The New York Times: “Marchetti was at the vanguard of what has been called the literature of disillusion.” 

 

Pentagon Wants to Predict Anti-Trump Protests with Social Media Surveillance

Aftergood told Motherboard: Seemingly a function of the Department of Homeland Security, DOD has a role in maintaining civil control. 

Invention Secrecy Hits Recent High

Last year the number of patent applications that were subject to a “secrecy order” under the Invention Secrecy Act of 1951 was the highest that it has been in more than two decades. 

U.S. Curtails Asylum for Refugees Fleeing Gang Violence

In the recent past, refugees who were fleeing gang or domestic violence in their home countries were able to present a claim for asylum in the United States on that basis. 

Steven Aftergood publishes analysis and new/updated Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports in the FAS Secrecy News blog. To subscribe to the FAS Secrecy News mailing list, click here.

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