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Secrecy News -- 08/08/07

From: Steven Aftergood <saftergood.nul>
Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2007 10:00:01 -0400
Archived: Wed, 08 Aug 2007 11:15:24 -0400
Subject: Secrecy News -- 08/08/07


SECRECY NEWS
from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy
Volume 2007, Issue No. 81
August 8, 2007


**	PALAU RATIFIES THE COMPREHENSIVE TEST BAN TREATY
**	NEW MILITARY REGS ON INFORMATION ASSURANCE, COMSEC
**	CRS REPORTS ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS


PALAU RATIFIES THE COMPREHENSIVE TEST BAN TREATY

On August 1, the Pacific island nation of Palau became the 139th
country to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty that would
ban all nuclear explosions.

Among states that possess nuclear weapons, only France, Russia
and the United Kingdom have ratified the Treaty. To enter into
force, the CTBT Organization explained in an August 7 news
release, the Treaty must be ratified by ten other countries
including the United States, China, Iran, Israel, India,
Pakistan and North Korea, none of which has shown any eagerness
to proceed.

http://www.fas.org/irp/news/2007/08/palau-ctbt.html

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library last week released
declassified recordings of President Kennedy discussing the
debate over a nuclear test ban in 1963. See the Library news
release here:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/news/2007/08/jfk080306.html

Detailed background on the history and status of the nuclear
test ban debate is available from the Congressional Research
Service in "Nuclear Weapons: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty,"
updated July 12, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/RL33548.pdf


NEW MILITARY REGS ON INFORMATION ASSURANCE, COMSEC

A newly updated U.S. Army regulation on information assurance
defines standards and procedures for protecting classified and
unclassified information in automated information systems. See
"Information Assurance," AR 25-2, August 3, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/ar25-2.pdf

Meanwhile, a new U.S. Navy Instruction establishes policy on
monitoring of Navy communications for internal security
purposes. See "Communications Security (COMSEC) Monitoring of
Navy Telecommunications and Automated Information Systems
(AIS)," OPNAV Instruction 2201.3A, August 2, 2007:

  http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/navy/opnavinst/2201_3a.pdf


CRS REPORTS ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Recent reports of the Congressional Research Service on various
foreign affairs topics include the following, obtained by
Secrecy News. CRS does not makes its reports directly available
to the public.

"Iraq: Oil and Gas Legislation, Revenue Sharing, and U.S.
Policy," updated July 25, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RL34064.pdf

"Gangs in Central America," updated August 2, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL34112.pdf

"Afro-Latinos in Latin America and Considerations for U.S.
Policy," updated July 13, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL32713.pdf

"Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America: An
Overview and Selected Issues," August 2, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RS22701.pdf

"Israeli-Arab Negotiations: Background, Conflicts, and U.S.
Policy," updated July 9, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RL33530.pdf

"Turkey's 2007 Elections: Crisis of Identity and Power," updated
July 11, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RL34039.pdf

"The Kaesong North-South Korean Industrial Complex," July 19,
2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL34093.pdf

"The Proposed South Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS
FTA)," updated July 18, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33435.pdf

"Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia: Political Developments and
Implications for U.S. Interests," updated July 31, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33453.pdf

"Cyprus: Status of U.N. Negotiations and Related Issues,"
updated July 20, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33497.pdf

"Pakistan-U.S. Relations," updated July 23, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33498.pdf

"Cambodia: Background and U.S. Relations," updated July 18,
2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL32986.pdf

"China-U.S. Trade Issues," updated July 20, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33536.pdf

"China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy
Capabilities -- Background and Issues for Congress," updated
July 20, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33153.pdf

"China/Taiwan: Evolution of the 'One China' Policy -- Key
Statements from Washington, Beijing, and Taipei," updated July
9, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL30341.pdf

"U.S. Clothing and Textile Trade with China and the World:
Trends Since the End of Quotas," July 10, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL34106.pdf

"U.S.-Peru Economic Relations and the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion
Agreement," July 27, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL34108.pdf

"The United Kingdom: Issues for the United States," updated July
16, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33105.pdf




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