New and newly updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has declined to make available to the public online include the following. Mexico’s Oil and Gas Sector: Background, Reform Efforts, and ImplicationsShow More Summary
Newly published briefing slides from a Los Alamos history of the Russian nuclear weapons program include rare images and photographs of key personalities and facilities in the Russian (formerly Soviet) nuclear program. See History of the Russian Nuclear Weapon Program by Houston T. Show More Summary
The payday loan institutions that operate outside military bases have found loopholes in existing law and created new lending scams to prey on servicemembers, federal and state regulators warned Congress.
"Specialization Key to Excellence, Even if Not Economically Sound," by Matthew Hipple (San Diego Union-Tribune, 11/17/13) "China's Ballistic Missile Submarines: How Dangerous?" by Christian Conroy (National Interest, 11/18/13) "Crisis...Show More Summary
ORNDOC BAY, Philippines (Nov. 16, 2013) Sailors from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) and Philippine Army soldiers unload international aid from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Island Knights...Show More Summary
My Facebook feed tells me that today is our Bloghost/Founder/Commisar's 38th Birthday. I realize you can't believe everything you read on the Internet, but I'll take a chance with this one. Happy Birthday, Raymond! Our Founder and Hero, schooling the impressionable.
Capt. David Haas, Coastal Riverine Group 1 deputy commander, was suspended while his connections to alleged Pacific fleet swindler known as "Fat Leonard" are investigated. Meanwhile, a judge issued a conditional ruling that would allow Leonard Glenn Francis out on $1 million bail.
David Codrea: If passed and signed into law, his bill would effectively negate the ability of concealed carry permit holders, or gun owners in states that recognize “Constitutional carry,” to lawfully carry their firearm when dropping off or picking passengers up, rendering them defenseless for the duration of the trip to and from an airport. [...]
While under blistering public criticism both internationally and domestically, China has changed course and is sending the hospital ship Peace Ark to the Philippines. This was how it was reported by media in China. The Chinese People's...Show More Summary
Three women on Thursday will graduate from the Marine Corps' Infantry Training Battalion course -- the first women to do so in the Marine Corps' 238-year history.