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Nuclear Weapons Policy, and More from CRS

New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service on nuclear weapons policy and other issues of topical interest include the following.

Russian Compliance with the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty: Background and Issues for Congress, updated June 2, 2015 (See also the 2015 State Department compliance report released June 5, and reported in the New York Times on June 6.)

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Background and Current Developments, updated June 2, 2015

Arms Control and Nonproliferation: A Catalog of Treaties and Agreements, updated May 11, 2015

Iran-North Korea-Syria Ballistic Missile and Nuclear Cooperation, updated May 11, 2015

Energy and Water Development: FY2016 Appropriations for Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Stewardship, May 6, 2015

U.S.-China Nuclear Cooperation Agreement, updated June 4, 2015

Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations: Background and Issues for Congress, updated June 1, 2015 (and see, relatedly, the profile of SEAL Team 6 in the New York Times on June 6)

Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress, updated June 2, 2015

Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, updated June 1, 2015

Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Modernization: Background and Issues for Congress, updated June 2, 2015

Navy Shipboard Lasers for Surface, Air, and Missile Defense: Background and Issues for Congress, updated June 1, 2015

Senate to Mull Potential Endgame for GuantanamoCRS Legal Sidebar, June 5, 2015 (and see also The Senate’s Guantanamo Bill: A Wolf in Sheep’s ClothingJust Security, June 8)

Fact Sheet: Selected Highlights of the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1735 and S. 1376), June 3, 2015

A Shift in the International Security Environment: Potential Implications for Defense–Issues for Congress, updated June 1, 2015

The 2015 National Security Strategy: Authorities, Changes, Issues for Congress, May 11, 2015

Israel: Background and U.S. Relations, updated June 1, 2015

Honduras: Background and U.S. Relations, updated May 20, 2015

Maritime Territorial and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Disputes Involving China: Issues for Congress, updated June 1, 2015

China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities — Background and Issues for Congress, updated June 1, 2015

Supreme Court Ruling Affects the Future of Whistleblower Suits Against Government ContractorsCRS Legal Sidebar, June 5, 2015

Congressional Action on FY2016 Appropriations Measures, June 5, 2015

Supreme Court Issues Rare Unanimous Opinion in Religious Freedom CaseCRS Legal Sidebar, June 4, 2015

Reported Office of Congressional Ethics Investigation Highlights Range of Ethics Considerations Surrounding Foreign Gifts Under Congressional RulesCRS Legal Sidebar, June 4, 2015

NFL Gives Up its Tax-Exempt StatusCRS Legal Sidebar, June 4, 2015

FY2016 NDAA: A Comparison of House and Senate Provisions for Military Retirement ReformCRS Insights, June 4, 2015

Reform of U.S. International Taxation: Alternatives, updated June 3, 2015

The Budget Reconciliation Process: Stages of Consideration, June 2, 2015

Federal Securities Law: Insider Trading, updated June 1, 2015

U.S. Trade Deficit and the Impact of Changing Oil Prices, updated June 1, 2015

USA FREEDOM Act Reinstates Expired USA PATRIOT Act Provisions but Limits Bulk CollectionCRS Legal Sidebar, June 4, 2015