Troy Swanson

Pakistan’s Political Crisis

Pakistan’s Political Crisis

Collection of features, views, and analysis about the political situation in Pakistan, which included General Musharraf’s declaration of emergency rule in November 2007. Includes a timeline about Pakistani politics back to 1988 when Benazir Bhutto was sworn in as prime minister, background about individuals involved (such as Musharraf, Bhutto, and former prime minister Nawaz Sarif), the militant threat, and the diplomatic options. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) [from]

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The National Archives: Veterans and Their Families

The National Archives: Veterans and Their Families
Compilation of resources for locating archival material about U.S. military veterans. Provides brochures, FAQs, and other information about military service records and official military personnel files, covering enlistment, duty stations, awards and medals, separation, and other administrative details. Also includes material about obtaining medical records, what information is not available from the National Archives, information available from other agencies and organization concerned with veterans, and more. From the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). [citation from]

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California Wildfires

We’ve been hearing a great deal of the California Wildfires in thew news. Several students have been writing papers about them, so here are some useful resources. The library has an interesting book called Jumping fire : a smokejumper’s memoir of fighting wildfire by Murry Taylor. Academic Search Premier also has a number of useful articles. These Web sites look good too.

Fire Season 2007: Battling California‘s Wildfires

Material from the California Office of the Governor about wildfires in California, specifically multiple fires in Southern California in October 2007. Features a map, activity reports, a list of public inquiry telephone numbers for fire areas, and links to material about the governor’s actions and to related sites. (Citation

Los Angeles Times: Southern California Fires

Collection of news stories and related material about the October 2007 wildfires in Southern California. Provides maps of fire perimeters, photos, lists of evacuations and closures, suggestions of what you can do to prepare for a fire evacuation, links to material for locating family and friends, a note about the status of potential FEMA coverage of losses, and suggestions for how to help fire victims. From the Los Angeles Times. (Citation

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