Iran-North Korea-Syria Cooperation, and More from CRS

04.21.14 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

The executive branch today provides less unclassified information to Congress concerning proliferation of weapons mass destruction than it used to do, a new report from the Congressional Research Service observes.

“The number of unclassified reports to Congress on WMD-related issues has decreased considerably in recent years,” the report said. “Congress may wish to consider requiring additional reporting from the executive branch on WMD proliferation.” That suggestion appeared in a new CRS report entitled Iran-North Korea-Syria Ballistic Missile and Nuclear Cooperation, published April 16, 2014.

Other new and newly updated CRS reports that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following.

NATO: Response to the Crisis in Ukraine and Security Concerns in Central and Eastern Europe, April 16, 2014

Obstruction of Justice: an Overview of Some of the Federal Statutes that Prohibit Interference with Judicial, Executive, or Legislative Activities, April 17, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage: A Legal Background After United States v. Windsor, April 17, 2014

Executive Orders: Issuance, Modification, and Revocation, April 16, 2014

Returning to Full Employment: What Do the Indicators Tell Us?, April 15, 2014

Chemical Facility Security: Issues and Options for the 113th Congress, April 16, 2014

Social Media in the House of Representatives: Frequently Asked Questions, April 16, 2014

Declarations of War and Authorizations for the Use of Military Force: Historical Background and Legal Implications, April 18, 2014