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Dsaa- Foreign Military Sales Detailed Deliveries for Fiscal Year 2000

Excerpt: DSAA- Foreign Military Sales Detailed Deliveries For Fiscal Year 2000...

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Cuba : Issues for the 109Th Congress

By: Mark P. Sullivan

Summary: Cuba under Fidel Castro remains a hard-line communist state with a poor record on human rights -- a record that has worsened significantly since 2003. With the cutoff of assistance from the former Soviet Union, Cuba experienced severe economic deterioration from 1989-1993. While there has been some improvement since 1994, as Cuba has implemented limited reforms, the economy remains in poor shape.

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Key Conclusion about Present and Future Soviet Space Missions

Excerpt: A major thrust of the Saviet manned space pragram appears to be the ectablish ment of a continuous manned...

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Child Protection Legislation Senate/House Bipartisan Conference Re...

Excerpt: Washington – Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement after the Conference Agreement to S. 151, “Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to End the Exploitation of Children Today Act of 2003,” was filed.

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More Than 10.3 Million U.S. Residents Have Science or Engineering ...

By: Mark C. Regets

Excerpt: More than 10. million U.S. residents in 1993 had at least one college degree in a science or engineering (S&E) field. Individuals with bachelor’s or master’s degrees in science or engineering earn more than those with bachelor’s or master’s degrees in non-S&E fields. This Data Brief presents these and other selected statistics on bachelor’s and master’s degree scientists and engineers from data just released from the 1993 National Survey of College Graduates (NS...

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Propellant Components Gun Propulsion Cartridge Actuated Devices Pr...

Excerpt: Propellant Components: The major ingredients of modern military propellants are actually few. They consist of fuels, oxidizers and binders (polymers), and are fairly basic in their chemical nature and structure. The minor ingredients, used to assist or tie together the major ingredients, are more numerous and sometimes more complex. The interactions of these major and minor ingredients, when combined into a practical solid propellant, are especially complex. The...

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Alituntunin Ng Mga Kinatawan Na Magbukas Ng Ukol Na : Bank Account...

Excerpt: Para matanggap mo ang nakalipas na sustentong SSI na hindi pa nababayaran ng Social Security (past-due SSI benefits) para sa taong iyong kinakatawan, kinakailangang magbukas ka ng bukod at ukol na bank account para dito. Kailangang magbigay ka ng katunayan na binuksan mo na ang naturang account bago namin baya ran ang past-due SSI benefits na nabanggit. Kailangan mong ibigay sa amin ang mga sumusunod na impormasyon: ang pangalan at kinaroroonan (address) ng bang...

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2005 National Medal of Science Award Call for Nominations

By: Susan E. Fannoney

Excerpt: The Committee is seeking nominations for the President's National Medal of Science. The President of the United States presents the Medal to individuals who deserve special recognition for their outstanding contributions in the social and behavioral sciences, biological, engineering, mathematical and physical sciences...

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Methamphetamine

Background: Methamphetamine, a derivative of amphetamine, is a powerful stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Amphetamines were originally intended for use in nasal decongestants and bronchial inhalers and have limited medical applications, which include the treatment of narcolepsy, weight control, and attention deficit disorder. Methamphetamine can be smoked, snorted, orally ingested, and injected. It is accessible in many different forms and may be identif...

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An Sinh Xa Hoi

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The Integration of Operations and Intelligence Getting Information...

By: Mark E. Miller

Preface: As the world prepares to enter the twenty-first century, the role of the United States and its military forces will undoubtedly have a significant impact. Our armed forces have recognized the need to become more “purple” in nature as the dwindling defense dollars have driven the requirement to improve the efficiency of our operations through joint measures. It is not enough for us to improve in our joint operations; we must also get better in interagency coopera...

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Force Structure Improved Strategic Planning Can Enhance Dod's Unma...

By: Neal P. Curtin

Excerpt: During the past 5 fiscal years, Congress provided more funding for UAV development and procurement than requested by DOD, and to date the services have obligated most of these funds. To promote rapid employment of UAVs, Congress has provided nearly $2.7 billion for UAV development and procurement compared with the $2. billion requested by DOD. Because Congress has appropriated more funds than requested, the services are able to acquire systems at a greater rate ...

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Fair Debt Collection

Excerpt: If you use credit cards, owe money on a personal loan, or are paying on a home mortgage, you are a “debtor.” If you fall behind in repaying your creditors, or an error is made on your accounts, you may be contacted by a “debt collector.” You should know that in either situation, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act requires that debt collectors treat you fairly and prohibits certain methods of debt collection. Of course, the law does not erase any legitimate d...

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Terrorists and Suicide Attacks

By: Audrey Kurth Cronin

Introduction: Suicide attacks by terrorist organizations have become more prevalent globally, and assessing the threat of future suicide attacks against the United States has gained in strategic importance. While suicide attacks have been employed internationally for centuries, the degree to which this tactic could be used to carry out operations against Americans was more widely appreciated after 9/11. The vulnerability of the U.S. homeland to suicide attacks was amply ...

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Specification for Gloves, General Purpose, Vinyl Coated, Large

Excerpt: General Requirements: Gloves covered under this specification are general-purpose work gloves used for protection of worker's hands against puncture and abrasion in applications such as handling sheet metal. The gloves shall be liquid repellent, but not necessarily liquid proof. Specific Requirements: Construction: Gloves to be vinyl coated, knit lined, with knit wrist. The lining shall be seamless. The coating shall be abrasion and puncture-resistant with a sli...

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Joint Intelligence Committee Testimony Washington, D. C. September...

By: Anthony Lake

Excerpt: I am glad to have this opportunity to try to help, as best I can, the joint committee in its very important work. We must learn from the past while focusing on the future. I have not had a recent opportunity to review the documentary record from the period in which I served as the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, but hope that these general recollections and thoughts are of value to you. You have asked me to look back on the period of 19...

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Arms Control for Anti-Satellite (Asat) Systems

By: Jimmy Carter

Excerpt: I direct removal of the restriction, cited in the reference memorandum, on operational or space based testing. The Secretary of Defense is authorized to pursue, for planning purposes, a U.S. ASAT development program encompassing that, testing in space or against U.S. . objects in space deemed essential to achieve an ASAT capability.

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Taiwan: Recent Developments and U.S. Policy Choices

By: Kerry B. Dumbaugh

Summary: Under the Bush Administration, U.S.- China-Taiwan relations have undergone a number of changes. Initially, the new Administration seemed to abandon the long-standing U.S. policy of “strategic ambiguity” on Taiwan in favor of “strategic clarity” that placed more emphasis on Taiwan’s interests and less on PRC concerns. Among other things, President Bush publicly stated that the United States would do “whatever it takes” to help Taiwan’s defense -- a position more ...

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The Value of Science in Our Society Today Is Beyond Calculation Be...

By: Rita R. Colwell

Excerpt: I am pleased to present the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) fiscal year (FY) 2003 Performance Highlights, the third annual summary report on the Foundation’s financial condition, core business activities, and primary programmatic accomplishments over the past year.

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Elements for Export Controls of Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (...

Excerpt: Definitions and Scope. MANPADS are herein defined as surface-to-air missile systems designed to be carried by an individual or by individuals, including complete systems, components, spare parts, models, training systems, and simulators. They include, but are not limited to, all man-portable variants of the Blowpipe, Hamlet, Javelin, Keiko, Mistral, RBS-70, RBS-70 Mk-2, Redeye, SA-7, SA-14, SA-16, SA-18, Starburst, Starstreak, Stinger, and Vanguard.

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