Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, More from CRS

Noteworthy new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following (all pdf).

Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2002-2009, September 10, 2010.

Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses, August 20, 2010.

China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities — Background and Issues for Congress, August 26, 2010.

China and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles: Policy Issues, August 16, 2010.

Southwest Border Violence: Issues in Identifying and Measuring Spillover Violence, August 24, 2010.

Emergency Communications: Broadband and the Future of 911, August 25, 2010.

Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) Vehicles: Background and Issues for Congress, August 24, 2010.

Afghanistan: U.S. Foreign Assistance, August 12, 2010.

U.S. Foreign Aid to the Palestinians, August 12, 2010.

The Federal Food Safety System: A Primer, August 18, 2010.

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  1. George Smith September 14, 2010 at 7:23 PM #

    It’s reassuring when you publish these CRS things. Without them we wouldn’t be able to read the same old tricks still going down in Bizarro World.

    We can have a dry report on Chinese naval superweapons and such without speaking up about that country’s reputation as a manufacturer of shoddy goods. And that it really depends on the US for the jobs we’ve shipped overseas and the stuff we must subsequently buy from its factories. That’s of no security concern at all.

    We can have a report on “arms transfers to developing nations” without really addressing any thought to a 60 billion dollar arms sale to a nation that is not our pal, Saudi Arabia, serving only to touch off an even larger arms race in the region. Because we don’t like Iran and Boeing needs the money.

    And we can have a Federal Food Safety primer from August of this year that doesn’t mention the biggest egg recall in US history, necessitated due to lack of food safety enforcement. It does mention a wee bit about adulterants and contaminated food from China being something of a problem. On page 9.

    How on earth did that get in?

    I am almost speechless. It’s such a wonderful cornucopia of stuff.

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