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Department of Defense
The Department of Defense is the executive agency responsible for oversight of the U.S. Military and for the protection, security and defense of the nation.
Department of State
The U.S. Department of State is the executive agency responsible for oversight of foreign relations and foreign affairs.
Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for preventing terrorism attacks similar to the 9/11 terrorist attack and is responsible for border, coastal and aeronautical security for the United States.

United States Sources

Joint Chiefs of Staff
This is the web site for the Joint Chiefs of Staff - the general officers from the Air Force, Navy, Army and Marines - who coordinate the development of strategic and tactical planning for the United States Military.
Secretary of Defense
The Secretary of Defense is the cabinet level secretary who advises the president on military and defense matters and coordinates the operation of the United States military.
Secretary of State
The Secretary of State is the cabinet level secretary who advises the President of the United States on foreign relations and foreign affairs.
Central Intelligence Agency
The CIA is the primary foreign intelligence gathering agency of the executive branch of government.
United States Army
This is the web portal for the United States Army - one of the armed forces of the United States.
United States Air Force
This is the web portal for the United States Air Force - one of the armed services of the United States.
United States Navy
This is the web portal for the United States Navy - one of the armed services of the United States.
United States Marine Corps
This is the web portal of the United States Marine Corps - one of the armed services of the United States.
United States Coast Guard
This is the web portal of the United States Coast Guard - one of the armed services of the United States.
Defense Technical Information Center
The Defense Technical Information Center provides the Department of Defense with scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information.
Defense Intelligence Agency
This is the web portal for the Defense Intelligence Agency, which provides intelligence information essential for the operation of the United States military.
DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration)
DARPA is the research branch of the United States Department of Defense.
U.S. Military Statistics DIOR
This site provides procurement and personnel statistics for the military services of the United States.
Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals
The Air University's Library's Index to Military Periodicals is a subject index to significant articles, news items, and editorials from English language military and aeronautical periodicals. The Index contains citations since 1988 and is updated continuously.
InfraGard
"InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector. InfraGard is an association of businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States."
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency is responsible for mapping and charting of areas outside of the continental United Statesand outside of U.S. Coastal waters.
MERLN - Military Education Research Library Network
MERLN (the Military Education Research Library Network) is a comprehensive web site devoted to international military education outreach. This site is hosted by North Dakota University.
Army Area Handbooks/Country Studies
This site, maintained by the Library of Congress, provides online access to digital versions of these handbooks for over seventy two nations.
Export.gov Market Research
This web site provides access to market research conducted throughout the world and access to the U.S. Commercial Service's Market Research Library including Country Commercial Guides.
CIA World Factbook
This site provides online digital access to a compendium of information about nations throughout the world.
Background Notes Countries
This publication by the United States Department of State provides political, economic and cultural information about nations of the world.
Military Legal Resources
This page, provided by the Library of Congress, provides links to the legal resources of the United States military.
U.S. Army Field Manuals, Training Circulars, Technical Manuals, War Department/Department of the Army Pamphlets
This Library of Congress web page provides access to selected historical publications from the United States Army.
Strategic Studies Institute United States Army War College
This is the web portal that provides information on strategic studies from the United States Army War College (Carlisle Barracks) in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Treaties in Force 2009
This is a list of treaties and agreements of the United States in force as of January 1, 2008.
National Security Archive
An independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University, the Archive collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The Archive also serves as a repository of government records on a wide range of topics pertaining to the national security, foreign, intelligence, and economic policies of the United States.
Office of the Secretary of Defense Freedom of Information Requestor Service Center
This site offers access to Defense Department douments that have been declassified due to the Freedom of Information Act.

Wisconsin Sources

Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs
The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs oversees the operation of the Wisconsin National Guard and the Wisconsin Air National Guard.

International Sources

NATO
This is the web site of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, whose member nations oversee the security of Europe.
Ministry of Defence - United Kingdom
The Ministry of Defence is the United Kingdom's counterpart to the U.S. Department of Defense and is responsible for overseeing the military defense and security of the United Kingdom.
Country Insights - Canada
This web site of the Canadian government provides background information on countries throughout the world.
Country Reports - UNESCO
This site provides social and economic information about all the nations of the world.
INCOR (International Conflict Research) Country Guides
This web site provides country information from the perspective of the International Conflict Research Center.
International Maritime Organization
The IMO is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships (from about IMO on their web site).
International Civil Aviation Organization
The International Civil Aviation Organization is the agency of the United Nations that codifies and adopts standards for international air navigation, air transport, flight inspections, and prevention of unlawful interference and border crossing.
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