GENERAL POST-WORLD WAR II
On 1 July 1999, "the National Security Council made available a list of '1,624 NSC policy documents from the Kennedy through the Bush Administrations,' identified by subject and date." A compilation of the documents is available on the Federation of American Scientists web site at http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/direct.htm. Steven Aftergood, "Presidential Directives Online," Secrecy & Government Bulletin 80 (Aug. 1999).
U.S. National Security Generally:
National Security Policy Issues:
The materials included here deal with the relationship between intelligence and policymaking in a general or broad sense. The nature of that relationship is such that questions of the role of intelligence in national security policymaking (Too little intelligence? The right kind of intelligence? Timeliness of delivery to the decisionmaker? Use of intelligence?) are present for every policy decision. Materials relevant to individual policies, decisions, and events are found throughout the titles presented in this bibliography. Items here are arranged alphabetically by decade of publication.
Security Policy Board (Text of PDD 29, September 1994)
A National Security Strategy for a New Century (1998)
Foreign Missile Developments and the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States Through 2015 (September 1999)
National Security and Environmental Concerns:
There is a growing body of literature linking security and environmental concerns. There are also definitional and other questions surrounding whether such a linkage is appropriate or meaningful. The core question is whether environmental problems should be considered national and/or international security problems. In the end, whether environmental issues will be addressed within a security context will depend on whether policymakers choose to do so.
The materials listed here are not meant to be a definitive review of the literature on what is becoming an increasingly broad topic, but rather represent a range of sources from which an interested student might launch a more in-depth study. Many of the referenced items come from the Report of the Environmental Change and Security Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC. The Center's Web site is at: http://www.wilsoncenter.org.
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