A brief sampling of useful government and military documents and websites includes:
Federal Digital System (FDSYS) Contains the text of legal, legislative, and regulatory information sources from 1994/95-present,
State Department Background Notes HSSE REF S 1.123 (These provide quick background information on countries and the current status of U.S. relations with these countries.)
Foreign Relations of the United States and here (Official documentary record of U.S. foreign policy. Entries arranged geographically and by U.S. presidential administration.)
Department of State Bulletin HIKS Repository & HSSE MF 327.37 Un32b (Useful historical news source for speeches by the President, Secretary of State, and coverage of other prominent foreign policy events.)
Access to Archival Databases (AAD)(U.S. National Archives-See especially State Department Central Foreign Policy Files 1973-1979)
Central Intelligence Agency Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Electronic Reading Room (Features numerous declassified National Intelligence Estimates.)
House Armed Services Committee HSSE DOC and HIKS REPO Y 4.AR 5/2A and Selected fulltext Hathitrust catalog records.
House Foreign Relations Committee hearings HSSE DOC and ATTIC Y 4.F 76/1 and Y 4.IN 8/16 Selected fulltext Hathitrust catalog records
Senate Armed Services Committee HSSE DOC and HIKS REPO Y 4.AR 5/3 and Selected fulltext Hathitrust catalog records.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings HSSE DOC and ATTIC Y 4.F 76/2 Selected fulltext Hathitrust catalog records.
(Congressional committees are responsible for funding and conducting oversight of governmental programs. Hearings from 1975-present are on the first floor of the HSSE periodical stacks.
Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq (Quarterly Defense Department reports July 2005-July 2010.)
U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM)-U.S. military command authority responsible for directing U.S. military operations in Iraq and other Mideast/South Asian countries.
Combat Studies Institute-U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (Produces reports and analyses of American military campaigns.)
Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq & Afghanistan (Legislative commission investigating wartime contracting in these two countries.)
Commission on US Intelligence Capabilities Regarding Weeapons of Mass Destruction (Robb-Silberman Report)
Comprehensive Report on Iraq WMD Capability (Duelfer Report)
National Defense University Conflict Records Research Center (Features records captured by the military during combat operations in Afghanistan & Iraq.)
U.S. Army Center of Military History
U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute (Division of Army's professional military educational institution analyzing military operations and political aspects of these operations),
U.S. Military Academy Combating Terrorism Center (Analyzes international terrorism.)
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) (Conducts oversight of U.S. relief and reconstruction programs in Iraq.)
U.S. Agency for International Development(Agency responsible for administering U.S. foreign economic assistance.)
U.S. Declassified Documents Online (Purdue Users Only!)
Professor Bert Chapman
Government Information, Political Science, & Economics Librarian