Presidential Claims of Executive Privilege, and More from CRS
Noteworthy new reports from the Congressional Research Service that have not been made readily available to the public include the following (all pdf).
“Africa Command: U.S. Strategic Interests and the Role of the U.S. Military in Africa,” updated March 10, 2008.
“High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and High Power Microwave (HPM) Devices: Threat Assessments,” updated March 26, 2008.
“Second FY2008 Supplemental Appropriations for Military Operations, International Affairs, and Other Purposes,” April 15, 2008.
“Iraq: Regional Perspectives and U.S. Policy,” updated April 4, 2008.
“Operation Iraqi Freedom: Strategies, Approaches, Results, and Issues for Congress,” March 28, 2008.
“Major U.S. Arms Sales and Grants to Pakistan Since 2001” (fact sheet), updated April 23, 2008.
“Pakistan-U.S. Relations,” updated March 27, 2008.
“Presidential Claims of Executive Privilege: History, Law, Practice and Recent Developments,” updated April 16, 2008.
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