Posts from August, 2007

U.S. Army Ranger Handbook

The U.S. Army Ranger Handbook, updated last year, provides an introduction to this branch of Army special operations forces, with a mixture of history, lore, doctrine, operational guidance and survival tips.

“Tell the truth about what you see and what you do,” advised a historic Ranger document from 1759, reprinted in the current Handbook. “There is an army depending on us for correct information. You can lie all you please when you tell other folks about the Rangers, but don’t never lie to a Ranger or officer.”

See “Ranger Handbook,” U.S. Army, July 2006.

CRS Reports on Various Topics

Recent reports of the Congressional Research Service that have not been made readily available to the public include the following (all pdf).

“Defense: FY2008 Authorization and Appropriations,” updated July 30, 2007.

“Africa Command: U.S. Strategic Interests and the Role of the U.S. Military in Africa,” updated July 6, 2007.

“Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) Status for Russia and U.S.-Russian Economic Ties,” updated July 10, 2007.

“Judicial Security: Responsibilities and Current Issues,” updated July 9, 2007.

“Judicial Security: Comparison of Legislation in the 110th Congress,” updated July 11, 2007.

“Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia: Political Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests,” updated July 12, 2007.