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February 16, 2005

Saudi Arabia
SAUDI ARABIA: U.S. Relations

This publication is now archived. What is the current state of U.S.-Saudi relations?Very strained. Because of mutual mistrust and suspicion, created by the war on terror and intensified by a recent c…

February 15, 2005

Asia
TSUNAMI DISASTER: Relief Effort

This publication is now archived. What is the status of the tsunami relief effort?Governments and private organizations around the world have pledged nearly $4 billion in disaster relief. The deadly …

September 22, 2005

Afghanistan
Post-Election Security in Afghanistan

This publication is now archived. What is the post-election security situation in Afghanistan?It is still generally unstable, experts say, despite a successful September 18 parliamentary poll, Afghan…

February 15, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
TERROR: 9/11 Commission

This publication is now archived. What is the 9/11 Commission?The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States is a bipartisan, independent panel. Its 13 members and staff of nearl…

November 1, 2005

Kashmir
India-Pakistan: Peace After the Earthquake?

This publication is now archived. Could the October 8 earthquake help bring peace between India and Pakistan?India and Pakistan have clashed over the disputed region of Kashmir since 1947, when the t…

January 1, 2006

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
FBI and Law Enforcement

This publication is now archived. Has the FBI’s mission changed since September 11?Yes. In the aftermath of September 11, the Federal Bureau of Investigation—the investigative arm of the Justice Depa…

January 1, 2006

Homeland Security
Targets for Terrorism: Nuclear Facilities

This publication is now archived. Could terrorists target U.S. nuclear power plants? Yes. In his January 2002 State of the Union speech, President Bush said that U.S. forces “found diagrams of …

February 2, 2006

Defense and Security
New Focus On U.S.-Southeast Asia Military Ties

This publication is now archived. What’s the current U.S. security relationship with the major countries of Southeast Asia?It varies by country, experts say. The U.S. military has close relationships…

January 27, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Training Iraqi Forces

This publication is now archived. How many Iraqi troops are fully trained?Some 40,000 Iraqi security force members “can go anywhere in the country and take on almost any threat,” General Richard B. M…

February 3, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Iraq’s Prewar Military Capabilities

This publication is now archived. How strong was the Iraqi military before the war began?Western military experts generally estimated that in early 2003, Iraq’s armed forces were down to about 40% of…