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A world free of nuclear weapons

eJournal: A world free of nuclear weapons

Since the first atomic bombs exploded in 1945, some have tried to rid the world of nuclear weapons. President Obama has embraced this goal with new vigor. A World Free of Nuclear Weapons, the latest issue of eJournal USA, examines the challenges to achieving nuclear disarmament as well as conveys the hopes of some thinkers and explains the doubts of others.

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The bombing of Darwin

Ceremony at the ANZAC Memorial in Darwin

From Ambassador Bleich:

Today is the 68th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin. I attended several moving ceremonies in Darwin this morning to honor the fallen soldiers and sailors of that attack.

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Quadrennial Defense Review guides DOD’s future

Quadrennial Defense Review Report

The Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) is a legislatively-mandated review of the Department of Defense strategy and priorities. Just released this month, the February 2010 QDR assesses the threats and challenges that the United States faces and re-balances DoD’s strategies, capabilities, and forces to address today’s conflicts and tomorrow’s threats.

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Dept. of Defense announces new web portal

The U.S. Department of Defense has redesigned its public web portal to incorporate web 2.0 links and to serve as the starting point for finding U.S. military information online. An extensive FAQ section is included (scroll down the webpage to view).

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The security challenge of climate change

Taking up the security challenge of climate change by Rymn J. Parsons examines the destabilizing effects of climate change and how the military could be used to mitigate global warming and to assist at-risk peoples and states to adapt to climate change, thereby promoting stability and sustainable security.

The Strategic Studies Institute is part of the U.S. Army War College located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The views expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.

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Worldwide Caution updated

The Department of State has updated its Worldwide Caution travel information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against American citizens and interests throughout the world.

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U.S. military overview of Asia-Pacific region

Admiral Timothy Keating, the commander of the military in the Pacific region, answered questions from foreign journalists  at the Foreign Press Center hosted by the U.S. Department of State.  

In his brief introduction, he mentioned, “Exercise Talisman Saber off the northeast coast of our strong ally, Australia. It’s a very high-end bilateral military exercise with soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, ships, submarines, all kinds of assets in a very high-end, technologically challenging linked exercise between the United States and Australia.”

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July edition of Web Alert now available

The July issue of Web Alert has been posted on our website. Compiled by the United States Reference Service, Web Alert is an annotated list of resources freely available through the internet.

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Website offers info on moonlanding and other internet resources

The June Web Alert — a collection of freely available internet resources compiled by the United States Reference Service – has just been posted on our website.

The U.S.R.S.  has also created an e-resource page to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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Understanding America’s strategic posture

The Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States has published its final report with the U.S. Institute of Peace Press, 2009 (360 pages).

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