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Medical Scientists Should Monitor the Biological Warfare Convention

By: Jeremy J. Stone

Excerpt: We call upon our fellow scientists in the medical com munity of the USSR to provide the world with more information on the Sverdlovsk anthrax epidemic of Spring, 1979. Was it caused by air-borne spores induced by an accident at a biological warfare laboratory or was it caused by the eating of naturally infected meat? To the best of our knowledge, no Soviet professional journals have yet carried articles on this subject. And the matter is taking on ever-greater i...

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Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin

By: Allen J. Beck, Ph. D.

Excerpt: The total number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of Federal or State adult correctional authorities was 1,381,892 at yearend 2000. During the year the States and the District of Columbia added 8,021 prisoners, and the Federal prison system added 10,170 prisoners. Overall, the Nation s prison population grew 1.3%, which was less than the average annual growth of 6.0% since 1990. During 2000 the prison population rose at the lowest rate since 1972 and had the ...

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Riot Control Chemicals (Anti-Pers)

Excerpt: Riot Control Chemicals (Anti-Pers)...

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Investigating the Strategic Intelligence Service of Switzerland Ex...

By: Barbara Haering

Introduction: When it comes to the general question of how to improve the parliamentary control of the armed forces in general, one has to focus on the principle of the comprehensive leadership circuit. In other words: If we it take for granted that already the initial choice of the risk scenario determines the basic outlines of an army's mission, doctrine and strategy, then an effective control of the armed forces must begin proactively within the establishment of the r...

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Crime Data Requests, 1994-96

By: Kevin J. Strom

Excerpt: Background Summary: The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Number of requests Department of the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) maintains The task of reviewing data requests made to statewide crime statistics. This includes the UCR Department of the SLED was capturing data through the South Carolina completed to gain an improved Incident-Based Reporting System (SCIBRS). understanding of the types of criminal South Carolina was the first state to in...

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Letter to President on C13 Weapons

By: Harriet Phelps

Excerpt: CB weapons have the potential of inflicting, especially on civilians, enormous devastation and death which may be unpredictable in scope and intensity; they could become fm cheaper and easier to produce than nuclear weapons, thereby placing great mass destructive power within reach of nations not now’ possessing it; they lend themselves to use by leader. ship that may be desperate, irresponsible, or unscrupulous. The barriers to the use of these weapons must not...

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Science of Design (Sod) Software-Intensive Systems

By: Sol Greenspan

Introduction: Design is at the core of many professions, including engineering, computer science, architecture, medicine, economics and biotechnology. As we move forward into a world in which the number of devices, amount of software and degree of connectivity in complex systems will all increase by orders of magnitude, it is essential that we have a Science of Design on which to base our efforts at building such systems.

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Thailand's Hotels and Restaurants Looking for U.S. Products

By: Sukanya Sirikeratikul

Excerpt: Thailand, covering 198,114 square miles in the heart of Southeast Asia, is the gateway to Indochina. Over 10 percent of the country’s 64. million inhabitants live in Bangkok, which accounts for 90 percent of the sales of fast-moving consumer goods.

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Fy 01 Authorized Defense Articles under Section 38 Aeca

Excerpt: FY 01 Authorized Defense Articles Under Section 38 AECA...

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Langley, Lex and Sara

By: Scot Macdonald

Excerpt: One day, said Capt. Thomas T. Craven, who had relieved Capt. Noble E. Irwin as Director of Naval Aviation in May 1919, one day, when someone suggested that shoveling coal was becoming unpopular, we proceeded to angle for the colliers Jupiter and experimental autogiro takes off from Langley in September 1931 during tests underway. 16 Jason. Although some conservative seniors frowned on the plan, in time and with the Secretary of the Navy’s approval, we persuaded ...

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Crs Issue Brief for Congress Received through the Crs Web Libya Up...

By: Clyde R. Mark

Summary: The United Nations Security Council passed three resolutions that placed sanctions on Libya until Libya surrendered for trial two men suspected of bombing Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 and French flight UTA 772 in 1989. Libya surrendered the two men on April 5, 1999, and the U.N. suspended the sanctions the same day. U.S. sanctions against Libya have been dropped except for the sanctions associated with the terrorism list.

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For Official Use Only Dsaa- Foreign Military Sales Detailed Delive...

Excerpt: For Offical Use Only DSAA- Foreign Military Sales Detailed Deliveries For Fiscal Year 99...

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U.S. Use of Preemptive Military Force

By: Richard F. Grimmett

Background: During the summer and fall of 2002, the question of the possible use of “preemptive” military force by the United States to defend its security was raised by President Bush and members of his Administration, including possible use of such force against Iraq. In mid- September 2002, the Bush Administration published The National Security Strategy of the United States which explicitly states that the United States is prepared to use preemptive military force to...

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Bruce James Confirmed by U. S. Senate as Public Printer

By: Andrew M. Sherman

Excerpt: The nomination of Bruce R. James, 60, of Crystal Bay, Nevada, by President George W. Bush, to be the 24th Public Printer of the United States, was confirmed today by the United States Senate. James, who as Public Printer will head the United States Government Printing Office, said, “It is a high honor and a humbling experience to be selected by the President to head a major government agency, particularly one as venerable and important as the Government Printing...

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Air Command and Staff College Air University Operationalizing and ...

By: Randy B. Tymofichuk

Excerpt: The military operational use of space was defined in 1966 with the launch of the Defense Satellite Communication Program satellites. However, it was not until Operation Desert Storm that space systems were able to make broad, critical contributions to the outcome of a conflict. Military space systems prior to Desert Storm focused primarily on strategic rather than tactical requirements. Although space systems had been employed in conflicts from Vietnam to Urgent...

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Intelligence Structure and Mission

By: Jimmy Carter

Excerpt: I have directed that the NSC Special Coordination Committee undertake a comprehensive review of major foreign intelligence activities and the organizational structure and functioning of the Intelligence Community.

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Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web Emergency Pre...

By: R. Eric Petersen

Summary: In the wake of the September 2001 terrorist attacks, subsequent anthrax incidents that briefly affected the Supreme Court, and occasional warnings of the potential for further terrorist activity, judicial branch policymakers and administrators have given renewed attention to crisis response, emergency planning, and continuity of operations (COOP) issues. In the federal judiciary, COOP planning is an extension of court emergency preparedness plans designed to saf...

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Criminal Investigation into the Leak of the Identity of a Covert C...

By: Henry A. Waxman

Excerpt: Dear Mr. President: We are writing about today's press reports that most White House officials are refusing to cooperate fully with the Justice Department's criminal investigation into the leak of the identity of a covert CIA operative. These actions are impeding the Justice Department's investigation and are inconsistent with your directives to White House officials to cooperate with the investigation. We would like to know what steps you plan to take to addres...

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Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics Sheriffs’...

By: Matthew J. Hickman

Excerpt: Personnel: As of June 2000, sheriffs’ offices had 293,823 full-time employees, including about 165,000 sworn personnel. Employment was up an average of about 4% per year since 1990. // Racial and ethnic minorities comprised 17.1% of full-time sworn personnel in 2000, up from 15.5% in 1990. Females comprised 12.5% of officers in 2000, down from 15.4% in 1990.

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Inspection of the Fbi's Security Risk Assessment Program for Indiv...

Excerpt: The Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General conducted an inspection of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Program, which was established under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (Bioterrorism Act), Pub. Law No. 107-188. The SRA Program is part of an interagency effort to regulate the possession and use of dangerous biological agents and toxins, such as anthrax an...

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