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How One Decision Maker Triggered the End of the World

By: Jeremy J. Stone

Excerpt: Of course, it was a war no one wanted. Who would have wanted a nuclear war? The consequences had been welI-advertised -- and timed out to be, unlike consumer goods of that exactly as advertised. Neither the Soviet Union nor the United States nor Europe survived in any sense. How could they? Pre-war studies of post-attack economic viability had shown that there would not be enough “survival industry” in the face of 500 megaton; the major powers received 5,000 eac...

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program...

Excerpt: The National Science Foundation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) seeks to enhance the quality of undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as a means to broaden diversity and overall participation in the Nation’s STEM workforce. Begun in Fiscal Year (FY) 1998 and administered by NSF’s Division of Human Resource Development within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources, HBCU-UP ...

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Defense Security Cooperation Agency Excess Defense Articles Tracki...

Excerpt: Defense Security Cooperation Agency Excess Defense Articles Tracking Report For FY 1998...

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Senate Committee Reorganization for Homeland Security and Intellig...

By: Paul S. Rundquist

Excerpt: On October 9, 2004, the Senate adopted S. Res. 445, as amended, by a vote of 79 - 6. Passage of the resolution ends the current eight-year limitation for Senators serving on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. A substitute amendment to S.Res. 445 offered by Senators Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid was adopted by voice vote before final passage of the resolution. The amendment incorporated many intelligence and homeland security reorganization proposals p...

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Gray Space and the War Fighter

By: James M. Burlingame

Excerpt: This is a hypertext markup language (HTML) research project on the impact of “Gray Space” satellite systems on the US military. We define Gray Space as those satellite systems available to the general populace that could potentially be used against the US and its allies for hostile purposes. The project is intended to be used as either a teaching tool for military educators on space systems and capabilities, or as part of an Internet site discussing emerging military space issues.

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Presidential Review Memorandum /Nsc 7 and 8

By: Jeanne W. Davis

Excerpt: The Secretary of Defense was inadvertently omitted from the list of addressees of PRMINSC 7 and 8. Copies are attached.

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Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency

By: Michael D. Brown

Excerpt: 97.050 Individuals and Households Program- Other Needs; 97.036, Public Assistance Grants; 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.)

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Lg Strategic Plan November 1998

By: Philip L. Sunshine

Excerpt: In April 1998, we began developing our Mission and Vision statements, which are the crux of our Strategic Plan. We believe that our plan allows us to be both “independent” and “inclusive” so that we can continue to fulfill the mandate of the Inspector General Act as well as provide maximum assistance to the Foundation in its mission of enabling discovery and education in science and engineering. Our Strategic Plan is designed to complement the Foundation’s Strat...

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Fas Opposer Atom Data Exchange

By: William C. Daviodon

Excerpt: Dr. William C. Datidon, Chairman of the Chicago Chapter of the Federation, testified on behalf of the FAS (7/2) before a Subcommittee of the Joint Congressional Atomic Energy Committee against the pacts to exchange information on the use of nuclear weapons tvith seven of our allies. These agreements were made in the Spring and early Summer with Brittin, France, Cmada, West Gemany, The Netherlmds, Turkey ad GreWe. Under the Atomic Energy Act as ?mended last year,...

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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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Training Equipment (All Types)

Excerpt: Training Equipment (All Types)...

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Major Actions and Approvals at the October 13-14, 2004 Meeting

By: Michael P. Crosby

Excerpt: Subject: Major Actions and Approvals at the October 13-14, 2004 Meeting This memorandum will be made publicly available for any interested parties to review. A more detailed summary of the meeting will be posted on the National Science Board (NSB, the Board) public Web site within 10 business days. A comprehensive set of NSB-approved Open Session meeting minutes will be posted on the Board’s public Web site following its December 2004 meeting.

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Globalized Weaponry

By: Tom Barry

Excerpt: During the cold war the U.S. government exempted the conventional weapons trade from its general advocacy of free trade. U.S. arms exports were restricted to preserve national security, and the U.S. worked closely with allies to limit conventional arms proliferation. But the Clinton administration took advantage of the change in the global security environment to reverse many self-imposed barriers on arms exports. Financial gain and competition- not national or ...

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Salt Ill Emerging Out of Salt Ii

By: Frank Von Hippel

Excerpt: Virtually each day since October 15, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has been putting on a show reminiscent of the Perils of Pauline. About 30 members of the press. 50 spectators, and 30 representatives of the Administration, watch the Committee members convene to mark up the SALT H Treaty. The members attend with unprecedented...

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Ninth Lesson Security Plan

Excerpt: The Method of Implementing the Security Plan: There should be a security plan for each activity that is subject to being uncovered by the enemy. For example, the brother who is charged with a certain mission might be arrested. It is, therefore, essential that a security plan be designed for him through which he will be able to deny any accusation. Likewise, for the group assigned a collective mission, there should be a security plan to which all members are comm...

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Charge National Science Board Committee on Strategy and Budget

By: Dr. Eamon M. Kelly

Excerpt: The National Science Board is charged by the NSF Act to establish the policies of the National Science Foundation, within the framework of applicable policies set forth by the Congress and the Administration. Consistent with this charge, and with other provisions of the NSF Act, the Board provides strategic direction to the Foundation to: // Advance promising research areas and the quality of education; // Assure the vitality of the research personnel infrastruc...

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Small Arms and International Humanitarian Law

Excerpt: The use of conventional weapons, including small arms, in armed conflict is subject to the limitations of international humanitarian law. IHL- as enshrined in the 1907 Hague Conventions, the 1949 Geneva Conventions, the 1977 Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions, and the 1980 UN Convention on Conventional Weapons among others- is designed primarily to protect civilians and prevent unnecessary suffering during times of conflict by limiting both the physi...

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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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Analysis of Terrorist Arms Discovered in Chile

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Employee Reports of Urgent Concerns to Congress

By: Keith R. Hall

Excerpt: Synopsis: This Directive sets forth responsibilities and procedures for reporting urgent concerns to Congress pursuant to the Intelligence Community (IC) Whistleblower Protection Act of 1998.

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