Steven Aftergood: CRS on Foreign Agent Registration & Political Warfare (PBI: Half the Story, As Usual)

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Steven Aftergood

Foreign Agents Registration Act: An Overview, CRS In Focus, updated March 7, 2019

Phi Beta Iota: Valuable itemization of the requirements for registration. Unstated but obvious: both AIPAC and ADL are illegally unregistered agents of a foreign power.

Strategic Competition and Foreign Policy: What is “Political Warfare”?, CRS In Focus, March 8, 2019

Phi Beta Iota: High school version of the concept, neglects fact that the US Government does not do holistic analytics or true cost economics, loves regime change as a pay to play profit center for the banks, and lies to the public every single day while the Chinese whip our ass world-wide using peace, commerce, and friendship, the Ron Paul playbook.

Steven Aftergood: CRS on US Research & Development (R&D) Funding and Performance – Half a Trillion — 500 Billion — A Year

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Steven Aftergood

U.S. Research and Development Funding and Performance: Fact Sheet

John F. Sargent Jr.
Specialist in Science and Technology Policy
Congressional Research Service
June 29, 2018

Comment and key graphic from report below the fold.

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Congressional Research Service: Presidential Stuff

Congressional Research Service

crs logoPresidential Transitions: Issues Involving Outgoing and Incoming Administrations

The report addresses the use of executive orders, record preservation and clemency actions by the outgoing Administration, as well as cybersecurity, budget preparation, political appointments, and so forth. Essential reference.

In fact, the security clearance system itself is an expression of presidential authority. Its scope and operation are defined in an executive order (EO 12968), and its terms can be modified by the President at will. And if the President wished to grant access to classified information to a family member, for example, there would be no legal barrier to doing so.

See “Trump Will Have Wide Latitude to Let Family Into Government’s Secret Circles” by Mark Landler, New York Times, November 16.