DoD’s Rotation to the Philippines, and More from CRS

06.02.16 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

“On March 18, 2016, the United States and the Republic of the Philippines announced the selection of five military sites that will host a rotation of U.S. military units. This marks the first time that U.S. units will be welcomed by the Republic on regularly scheduled visits since the last permanent garrisons were withdrawn in 1992,” according to a new brief from the Congressional Research Service. For background on the move, see DOD’s Rotation to the Philippines, CRS Insight, May 31, 2016.

Other new or newly updated CRS reports include the following.

A Shift in the International Security Environment: Potential Implications for Defense–Issues for Congress, updated May 31, 2016

Intellectual Property Rights Violations: Federal Civil Remedies and Criminal Penalties Related to Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents, and Trade Secrets, updated May 27, 2016

An Overview of Air Quality Issues in Natural Gas Systems, updated June 1, 2016

Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress, updated May 31, 2016

Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Modernization: Background and Issues for Congress, updated May 27, 2016

Constitutional Limits to Agency Independence, CRS Legal Sidebar, June 1, 2016