SECRECY NEWS
from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy
Volume 2016, Issue No. 57
July 7, 2016

Secrecy News Blog: http://fas.org/blogs/secrecy/

NATO'S WARSAW SUMMIT, AND MORE FROM CRS

The July 8-9 NATO summit meeting in Warsaw, Poland, is previewed in a new report from the Congressional Research Service.

"Among other things, NATO leaders are expected to announce the rotational deployment of 4,000 troops to Poland and the three Baltic states, an expanded training mission for Iraqi soldiers, and additional NATO support for Afghanistan and Ukraine. NATO leaders will also assess member state progress in implementing defense spending and capabilities development commitments, a key U.S. priority. Finally, NATO is expected to formally invite Montenegro to become the 29th member of the alliance," the report said.

The new report includes data on alliance defense spending and defense spending by individual NATO member states. See NATO's Warsaw Summit: In Brief, June 30, 2016.

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

"Right-Sizing" the National Security Council Staff?, CRS Insight, June 30, 2016:

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity in the Armed Services: Background and Issues for Congress, updated July 1, 2016:

Sanctuary Jurisdictions and Criminal Aliens: In Brief, updated July 1, 2016:

Brazil in Crisis, CRS Insight, updated July 6, 2016:

State Voter Identification Requirements: Analysis, Legal Issues, and Policy Considerations, updated July 5, 2016:

Derivatives: Introduction and Legislation in the 114th Congress, July 1, 2016:

Overview of Health Insurance Exchanges, updated July 1, 2016:

Military Benefits for Former Spouses: Legislation and Policy Issues, updated July 1, 2016:

The Freedom of Information Act Turns Fifty & Is Revised, CRS Legal Sidebar, July 1, 2016:

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