A New “Light Attack” Aircraft, & More from CRS

08.29.18 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

A US Air Force program to acquire “light attack” aircraft is introduced in a new publication from the Congressional Research Service.

“The OA-X light attack aircraft is a small, two-seat turboprop airplane designed for operation in relatively permissive environments.” It would give the Air Force “an ability to free up more sophisticated and expensive assets for other tasks.” See Air Force OA-X Light Attack Aircraft ProgramCRS In Focus, August 23, 2018.

Other new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following.

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh: His Jurisprudence and Potential Impact on the Supreme Court, August 21, 2018

Supreme Court Nomination: CRS ProductsCRS Legal Sidebar, updated August 24, 2018

Calling Balls and Strikes: Ethics and Supreme Court JusticesCRS Legal Sidebar, August 20, 2018

Judicial Fact-Finding and Criminal Sentencing: Current Practice and Potential ChangeCRS Legal Sidebar, August 24, 2018

CFIUS Reform: Foreign Investment National Security ReviewsCRS In Focus, August 22, 2018

Turkey’s Currency CrisisCRS In Focus, August 27, 2018

MS-13 in the United States and Federal Law Enforcement Efforts, August 20, 2018

Al Qaeda and Islamic State Affiliates in AfghanistanCRS In Focus, August 23, 2018

Hong Kong: Recent Developments and U.S. RelationsCRS In Focus, August 23, 2018

Trade Remedies: Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974CRS In Focus, August 22, 2018

U.S. Trade Debates: Select Disputes and ActionsCRS In Focus, August 28, 2018

Records, Papers, Decisions: Kavanaugh Records and the Presidential Records ActCRS Insight, August 27, 2018

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