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Federation of American Scientists

Works: 322 works in 434 publications in 1 language and 8,182 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 1,039 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 446 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 )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 382 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 221 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 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in English and held by 151 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: A Sketch of 18 U.S.C. 2339A and 2339B by Charles Doyle( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report discusses the two federal material support statutes that have been at the heart of the Justice Department's terrorist prosecution efforts. One provision outlaws providing material support for the commission of certain designated offenses that might be committed by terrorists, 18 U.S.C. 2339A. The other outlaws providing material support to certain designated terrorist organizations, 18 U.S.C. 2339B. They share a common definition of the term "material support," some aspects of which have recently come under constitutional attack
Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies: FY2008 Appropriations by Daniel H Else( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 124 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 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 76 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
Military Base Closures: Socioeconomic Impacts by Tadlock Cowan( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 72 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 71 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 71 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
People Crossing Borders: An Analysis of U.S. Border Protection Policies by Chad C Haddal( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Securing the borders of the United States has long been a contentious political issue. Although the United States is often described as "a country of immigrants" and a "melting pot," highlighting the relative openness of its borders, the borders have also served as a line of protection against external security threats. Such threats can take many shapes, but in recent years they have mainly included illegal immigration, smuggling and trafficking, and terrorism. With globalization producing increasing transnational threats to the United States, the pressure to use the border as a protection mechanism has grown. Since at least the 1980s, the border has played a central role in the debate over how to provide domestic security in the United States. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 (and subsequent attempts on U.S. soil), the significant domestic population of unauthorized aliens, and recent concerns over drug-trafficking-related violence in Mexico and the potential for spillover into the United States have all continued to fuel this debate. Policymakers have also had to cope with a tension between border protection issues and free market ideals. Market competitiveness and demands for efficiency create a push for more open borders to unencumber the flows of capital and labor. Security concerns, however, frequently impede the movement of goods and labor as they are screened to determine if they pose risks to the United States. Thus, the need for an effective strategy to manage this inherent tension and provide for border protection is ever present
Immigration : terrorist grounds for exclusion of aliens by Michael John Garcia( )

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

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) spells out a strict set of admissions criteria and exclusion rules for all foreign nationals, whether coming permanently as immigrants (i.e., legal permanent residents) or temporarily as nonimmigrants. Notably, any alien who has engaged in or incited terrorist activity, is reasonably believed to be carrying out a terrorist activity, or is a representative or member of a designated foreign terrorist organization is inadmissible. After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the INA was broadened to deny entry to representatives of groups that endorse terrorism, prominent individuals who endorse terrorism, and spouses and children of aliens who are removable on terrorism grounds (on the basis of activities occurring within the previous 5 years). The INA also contains grounds for inadmissibility based on foreign policy concerns. The report of the 9/11 Commission concluded that the key officials responsible for determining alien admissions (consular officers abroad and immigration inspectors in the United States) were not considered full partners in counterterrorism efforts prior to September 11, 2001, and as a result, opportunities to intercept the September 11 terrorists were missed. The 9/11 Commission's monograph, "9/11 and Terrorist Travel," underscored the importance of the border security functions of immigration law and policy. This report opens with an overview of the grounds for inadmissibility and summarizes key legislation enacted in recent years. The section on current law explains the legal definitions of "terrorist activity," "terrorist organization," and other security-related grounds for inadmissibility and analyzes the legal implications of these provisions. The report then discusses the alien screening process to identify possible terrorists during the visa issuance process abroad and the inspections process at U.S. ports of entry
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 69 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
Border Security: Key Agencies and Their Missions by Chad C Haddal( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the massive reorganization of federal agencies precipitated by the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), there are now four main federal agencies charged with securing the United States' borders: the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which patrols the border and conducts immigrations, customs, and agricultural inspections at ports of entry; the Bureau of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which investigates immigrations and customs violations in the interior of the country; the United States Coast Guard, which provides maritime and port security; and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which is responsible for securing the nation's land, rail, and air transportation networks. This report is meant to serve as a primer on the key federal agencies charged with border security; as such it will briefly describe each agency's role in securing our nation's borders. This report will be updated as needed
Temporary protected status : current immigration policy and issues by Ruth Ellen Wasem( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 67 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
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 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The focus of this report is on the history of Al Qaeda, known (or attributed) actions, suspected capabilities of the organization and non-aligned entities, and an analysis of select regional Al Qaeda affiliates
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 65 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?
International handbook on chemical weapons proliferation
Alternative Names

controlled identityFederation of Atomic Scientists

Amerikan Bilim Adamları Federasyonu


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


FAS (Federation of American Scientists)

Federação de Cientistas Americanos

Federación de científicos estadounidenses

Savez američkih naučnika

Ομοσπονδία Αμερικανών Επιστημόνων

Федерация американских учёных

Федэрацыя амерыканскіх навукоўцаў

פדרציית המדענים האמריקאים

اتحاد العلماء الأمريكيين

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