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Federation of American Scientists

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Works: 316 works in 429 publications in 1 language and 8,397 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals  History 
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First use of nuclear weapons : under the Constitution, who decides? by Peter Raven-Hansen( )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educing information : interrogation--science and art : foundations for the future : phase 1 report( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeds of promise : the first real hearings on the nuclear arms freeze : hearings held September 21 and 22, 1982, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International handbook on chemical weapons proliferation by G. M Burck( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reversing the arms race : how to achieve and verify deep reductions in the nuclear arsenals( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F.A.S. public interest report by Federation of American Scientists( )

in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publication provides report on current FAS activities and initiatives, as well as spotlights analysis from ongoing programs and projects, including arms control, science and society issues
Terrorist Material Support: An Overview of 18 U.S.C. 2339A and 2339B by Charles Doyle( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The material support statutes, 18 U.S.C. 2339A and 2339B, have been among the most frequently prosecuted federal anti-terrorism statutes. The sections use a common definition for the term "material support or resources:" any service or tangible or intangible property. The Supreme Court recently held that the forms of material support in the challenge before it were not unconstitutionally vague nor was their proscription inconsistent with the First Amendment's freedom of speech and freedom of association requirements. Violations of either section are punishable by imprisonment for not more than 15 years. Although neither section creates a civil cause of action for victims, treble damages and attorneys fees may be available for some victims under 18 U.S.C. 2333. Section 2339B has two extraterritorial jurisdiction provisions. One is general (there is extraterritorial jurisdiction over an offense under this section) and the other descriptive (there is extraterritorial jurisdiction over an offender under this section if the offender is a U.S. national, etc.). Section 2339A has no such provisions, but is likely applicable at a minimum when an offender or victim is a U.S. national; the offense has an impact in the United States; the offense is committed against U.S. national interests; or the offense is universally condemned. This an abridged version of CRS Report R41333, Terrorist Material Support: An Overview of 18 U.S.C. 2339A and 2339B, without the footnotes, citations to authority, and appendices found in the longer report
Project BioShield: Purposes and Authorities by Frank Gottron( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assesses the purposes and administration of the Project BioShield Act of 2004
Military construction, veterans affairs, and related agencies : FY2009 appropriations by Daniel H Else( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies appropriations bill provides funding for the planning, design, construction, alteration, and improvement of facilities used by active and reserve military components worldwide. It capitalizes military family housing and the U.S. share of the NATO Security Investment Program, and finances the implementation of installation closures and realignments. It underwrites veterans benefit and health care programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, provides for the creation and maintenance of U.S. cemeteries and battlefield monuments within the United States and abroad, and supports the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Armed Forces Retirement Homes, and Arlington National Cemetery. The bill also funds construction supporting military operations overseas (known as Overseas Contingency Operations, or OCO), a function previously carried out through emergency supplemental appropriations, and advance appropriations for veterans medical services
Public interest report( )

in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military base closure : socioeconomic impacts by Tadlock Cowan( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most recent Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission submitted its final report to the Administration on September 8, 2005. Implementation of the BRAC round is occurring and, barring future congressional action, will be completed by 2011. In the report, the commission rejected 13 of the initial Department of Defense recommendations, significantly modified the recommendations for 13 other installations, and approved 22 major closures. The loss of related jobs, and efforts to replace them and to implement a viable base reuse plan, can pose significant challenges for affected communities. However, while base closures and realignments often create socioeconomic distress in communities initially, research has shown that they generally have not had the dire effects that many communities expected. For rural areas, however, the impacts can be greater and the economic recovery slower. Drawing from existing studies, this report assesses the potential community impacts and proposals for minimizing those impacts
Immigration policies and issues on health-related grounds for exclusion by Ruth Ellen Wasem( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While grounds for exclusion based on health-related criteria have long existed in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), some have questioned whether these provisions are sufficient to deal with a potential pandemic situation. Potential issues for Congress are at least three-fold: (1) Are the health-related grounds for exclusion updated to ensure public safety in regards to contagious diseases? (2) Would increasing restrictions on foreign travel (even temporarily) during potential pandemics inflict more of an economic harm than a benefit? (3) Are the resources provided for frontline agencies charged with screening foreign travelers adequate to identify potentially infected travelers?
Authority of state and local police to enforce federal immigration law by Michael John Garcia( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report discusses the authority of state and local law enforcement to assist in the enforcement of federal immigration law through the investigation and arrest of persons believed to have violated such laws. It describes current provisions in federal law that permit state and local police to enforce immigration law directly, analyzes major cases concerning the ability of states and localities to assist in immigration enforcement, and examines opinions on the issue by the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) within the Department of Justice
State efforts to deter unauthorized aliens : legal analysis of Arizona's S.B. 1070 by Michael John Garcia( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent decades, Congress has increasingly focused federal immigration policy on the daily incidents of alien residency. Concomitantly, Congress has enlarged the opportunities for states to become involved in enforcing immigration law. S.B. 1070 is in the vanguard of testing the legal limits of these increased opportunities, though H.B. 2162 modified some of its more legally ambitious efforts. To a large extent, the legal fate of Arizona's attempts to supplement federal immigration enforcement efforts may depend on how its individual provisions are implemented. Until then, it may be difficult to determine whether Arizona's assertion of concurrent authority to affect unauthorized immigration is regarded as complementing federal efforts or as being counterproductive to them. At least some other states and localities that see themselves as heavily impacted by unauthorized immigration likely will join Arizona on any new ground that S.B. 1070 establishes. And this potential for diverse and possibly fragmented immigration enforcement doubtless will be among the many issues considered by the courts as legal challenges to S.B. 1070 proceed
FBI intelligence reform since September 11, 2001 : issues and options for Congress by Alfred Cumming( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Intelligence Community, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has been criticized for failing to warn of the attacks of 9/11. In a sweeping indictment of the FBI's intelligence activities relating to counterterrorism and 9/11, the Congressional Joint Inquiry Into the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001, singled out the FBI for failing to focus on the domestic terrorist threat; collect useful intelligence; analyze strategic intelligence; and share intelligence internally and with other members of the Intelligence Community. The Joint Inquiry concluded that the FBI was seriously deficient in identifying, reporting on, and defending against the foreign terrorist threat to the United States. The FBI is responding by attempting to transform itself into an agency that can prevent terrorist acts, rather than react to them as crimes. The major component of this effort is a restructuring and upgrading of its various intelligence support units into a formal and integrated intelligence program, which includes the adoption of new operational practices and the improvement of its information technology. FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, has introduced reforms to curb the autonomy of the organization's 56 field offices by consolidating and centralizing FBI Headquarters control over all counterterrorism and counterintelligence cases. He also has established an Executive Assistant Director for Intelligence (EAD-I); an Office of Intelligence to exercise control over the FBI's historically fragmented intelligence elements; and field intelligence groups to collect, analyze, and disseminate intelligence. This report identifies five options for Congress to consider: the creation of a domestic intelligence agency like Great Britain's MI-5, maintaining the status quo, transferring such responsibilities to the Department of Homeland Security or to the Director of Central Intelligence, or creating a national security intelligence service within the FBI
Immigration : terrorist grounds for exclusion of aliens by Michael John Garcia( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report focuses on the terrorism-related grounds for inadmissibility and deportation/removal. It opens with an overview of the terror-related grounds as they evolved through key legislation enacted in recent years. The section on current law explains the legal definitions of "terrorist activity," "engage in terrorist activity," and "terrorist organization," and describes the terror-related grounds for inadmissibility and removal. The report then discusses the alien screening process to determine admissibility and to identify possible terrorists, both during the visa issuance process abroad and the inspections process at U.S. ports of entry
Al Qaeda and Affiliates: Historical Perspective, Global Presence, and Implications for U.S. Policy by John Rollins( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al Qaeda (AQ) has evolved into a significantly different terrorist organization than the one that perpetrated the September 11, 2001, attacks. At the time, Al Qaeda was composed mostly of a core cadre of veterans of the Afghan insurgency against the Soviets, with a centralized leadership structure, made up mostly of Egyptians. Most of the organization's plots either emanated from the top or were approved by the leadership. Some analysts describe pre-9/11 Al Qaeda as akin to a corporation, with Osama Bin Laden acting as an agile Chief Executive Officer issuing orders and soliciting ideas from subordinates. Some would argue that the Al Qaeda of that period no longer exists. Out of necessity, due to pressures from the security community, in the ensuing years it has transformed into a diffuse global network and philosophical movement composed of dispersed nodes with varying degrees of independence. The Al Qaeda network today also comprises semi-autonomous or self radicalized actors, who often have only peripheral or ephemeral ties to either the core cadre in Pakistan or affiliated groups elsewhere. Understanding the origins of Al Qaeda, its goals, current activities, and prospective future pursuits is key to developing sound U.S. strategies, policies, and programs. Appreciating the adaptive nature of Al Qaeda as a movement and the ongoing threat it projects onto U.S. global security interests assists in many facets of the national security enterprise; including, securing the homeland, congressional legislative process and oversight, alignment of executive branch resources and coordination efforts, and prioritization of foreign assistance. The focus of this report is on the history of Al Qaeda, actions and capabilities of the organization and non-aligned entities, and an analysis of select regional Al Qaeda affiliates. This report may be updated as events warrant
Cybersecurity : current legislation, executive branch initiatives, and options for Congress by Catherine A Theohary( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from common themes found in the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI), a study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Commission for the 44th Presidency, and the proposed near-term action plan from the President's recent Cyberspace Policy Review, this report identifies priority areas in cybersecurity for policy consideration. The report then lists and synopsizes current legislation that has been developed to address various aspects of the cybersecurity problem. It then lists the current status of the legislation and compares legislation with existing executive branch initiatives. Finally, analysis of information contained in executive branch initiatives and congressional legislation is used to offer cybersecurity-related considerations for Congress
Temporary protected status : current immigration policy and issues by Ruth Ellen Wasem( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When civil unrest, violence, or natural disasters erupt in spots around the world, concerns arise over the safety of foreign nationals from these troubled places who are in the United States. Provisions exist in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to offer temporary protected status (TPS) or relief from removal under specified circumstances. A foreign national who is granted TPS receives a registration document and an employment authorization for the duration of TPS. The United States currently provides TPS or deferred enforced departure (DED) to over 300,000 foreign nationals from a total of seven countries: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Liberia, Nicaragua, Somalia, and Sudan. Liberians have had relief from removal for the longest period, first receiving TPS in March 1991 following the outbreak of civil war. The devastation caused by the January 12, 2010, earthquake in Haiti prompted calls for the Administration of President Barrack Obama to grant TPS to Haitians in the United States at the time of the earthquake. Under the INA, the executive branch grants TPS or relief from removal. Congress, however, has also provided TPS legislatively. Legislation pertaining to TPS has been introduced in the 111th Congress
Preliminary Assessment of Efficiency Initiatives Announced by Secretary of Defense Gates on August 9, 2010 by Stephen Daggett( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 9, 2010, Secretary of Defense Gates announced a number of efficiency initiatives intended to contribute to a Defense Department effort to achieve about $100 billion of savings over the next five years. The Defense Department's intent is not to reduce the defense "top line" budget, but, rather, to apply any savings to finance currently planned programs. This memorandum is an order-of-magnitude analysis of amounts of money currently spent in each of the major areas Secretary Gates identified for savings
 
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First use of nuclear weapons : under the Constitution, who decides?
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International handbook on chemical weapons proliferation
Alternative Names

controlled identityFederation of Atomic Scientists

Amerikan Bilim Adamları Federasyonu

F.A.S.

F.A.S. (Federation of American Scientists)

FAS

FAS (Federation of American Scientists)

Federación de científicos estadounidenses

Savez američkih naučnika

Ομοσπονδία Αμερικανών Επιστημόνων

Федерация американских учёных

Федэрацыя амерыканскіх навукоўцаў

פדרציית המדענים האמריקאים

اتحاد العلماء الأمريكيين

미국 과학자 연맹

米国科学者連盟

美國科學家聯盟

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