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  • Acronym Finder
    This web site allows you to search for acronyms, initialisms, and abbreviations, and find out what they stand for. The site includes acronyms from a wide variety of disciplines, including military acronyms.
  • Army Regulations
  • Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller
    This site provides the Army Budget and other information. Use the Publications page for access by title to the Army Budget and other titles.
  • Center for Defense Information (CDI)
    CDI is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that provides independent research on military matters. Topics include defense and foreign policy, military forces and strategy, arms trade, European issues, nuclear issues such as missile defense, nuclear facts and figures, international peacekeeping, and military spending by the United States and other countries. The site provides access to current and back issues of The Defense Monitor, Weekly Security Review , and other publications.
  • Center of Military History
    This site contains Medal of Honor Citations from the Civil War to the present. It includes full text of the citation. Also featured: Index of Operational and Code Names and full-text Online Bookshelves and other information.
  • Defense Accounting and Finance Service (DFAS)
    This resource includes information about current military and civilian pay grades, military retirement, and other topics.
  • Department of Defense contains information about all branches of the military.
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    "The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, commonly known as DANFS, is the foremost reference regarding US naval vessels. Published in nine volumes (from 1959 to 1991), it gives histories for virtually every US naval vessel... Currently the online collection includes over 7000 ship histories, and more are being added."
  • DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
    This is a browsable, searchable dictionary of military terms with links to an acronyms dictionary and a dictionary of terms used only by NATO. "All approved joint definitions are contained in Joint Publication 1-02, "DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms."
  • Federation of American Scientists Military Analysis Network
    This group is a privately-funded, non-profit organization "engaged in analysis and advocacy on science, technology, and public policy for global security". The federation provides extensive information on U.S. military operations, aircraft, Navy ships, land warfare systems, missiles, smart weapons, dumb bombs, aircraft and naval equipment, and a directory of defense contractors. In addition, it provides analysis of significant issues, such as NATO expansion, and an extensive collection of Congressional material, such as budgets and GAO and CRS reports. The site also provides extensive information on military aircraft, ships, land warfare, and missile technologies in the "Rest of the World (ROW)".
  • Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
    FIRST is a joint project of the International Relations and Security Network (ISN) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The site provides country level data and information on membership in international organizations and participation in international conventions, conflict and peacekeeping activities, arms production and trade, military expenditures, weapons of mass destruction, armed forces and conventional weapons, political systems, and country profiles. Although the site indicates that it includes information from 1988 to the present, not all data series are available for all countries for all years.
  • Foreign Military Studies Office
    This site provides full-text articles on military topics by region or subject. It includes an extensive set of links to Internet resources.
  • Joint Chiefs of Staff
    Use the site map to find publications such as the National Military Strategy.
  • Historical Nuclear Weapons Test Films
    "These films document the history of the development of nuclear weapons, starting with the first bomb tested at Trinity Site in southeastern New Mexico in July 1945." Short clips are available in .mpeg and RealPlayer formats.
  • Militarily Critical Technologies
    Militarily Critical Technologies List (MCTL) is a detailed and structured compendium of the technologies the Department of Defense (DoD) considers critical to maintaining superior United States military capabilities.
  • Military Education Research Library Network (MERLN)
    "The MERLN Digital Collections is a portal to military education research materials that are digitized by MERLN participants. It currently contains student papers, lectures, conference proceedings, personal paper collections, reports and legislation. It is updated frequently and will grow to include an even wider range of materials. The collections are a significant source for research and scholarship on military topics."
  • Military Personnel Records
    This site contains information about and forms for applying for "military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century....[including] medical treatment records of retirees from all services, as well as records for dependent and other persons treated at naval medical facilities."
  • Naval Historical Center
    This site features online texts, chronologies, active ship force levels for 1917-1995, and other information.
  • Selective Service System
    This web site provides online registration in the Selective Service and "allows you to look up a man's Selective Service number, as well as the date he registered," background information, statistics and lottery results from the Vietnam era.
  • Strategic Studies Institute Publications
    This site contains citations and more recent publications in full text.
  • Uniform Code of Military Justice
  • U.S. Nuclear Weapons Cost Study Project
  • Veterans Affairs, Department of
  • World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers (WMEAT)
    This resource contains information about military expenditures, arms transfers, armed forces, and related economic data from the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.

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