US Strategic Nuclear Forces, and More from CRS
Noteworthy new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service obtained by Secrecy News that have not been made readily available to the public include the following (all pdf).
“U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments, and Issues,” updated August 5, 2008.
“Russia-Georgia Conflict in South Ossetia: Context and Implications for U.S. Interests,” updated August 29, 2008.
“Defense: FY2009 Authorization and Appropriations,” updated August 1, 2008.
“Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV): Background and Issues for Congress,” August 28, 2008.
“Distribution of Homeland Security Grants in FY2007 and P.L. 110-53, Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act,” updated January 28, 2008.
“Globalization, Worker Insecurity, and Policy Approaches,” updated July 31, 2008.
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