Archive for the ‘Marshall Islands’ Category

New From the GAO

January 9, 2014 Comments off

New GAO Reports and Testimony
Source: Government Accountability Office


1. Defense Infrastructure: Army Brigade Combat Team Inactivations Informed by Analyses, but Actions Needed to Improve Stationing Process. GAO-14-76, December 11.
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2. Iranian Commercial Activities: Foreign Firms Reported to Have Engaged in Certain Activities Involving Iran’s Energy or Communications Sectors.
GAO-14-218R, January 7.


1. Compacts of Free Association: Actions Needed to Improve Oversight and Accountability of U.S. Assistance to Micronesia and the Marshall Islands, by David Gootnick, director, international affairs and trade, before the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs, House Committee on Natural Resources. GAO-14-243T, January 7.
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New From the GAO

September 20, 2013 Comments off

New GAO Reports
Source: Government Accountability Office

1. ICBM Modernization: Approaches to Basing Options and Interoperable Warhead Designs Need Better Planning and Synchronization. GAO-13-831, September 20.
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2. Compacts of Free Association: Micronesia and the Marshall Islands Continue to Face Challenges Measuring Progress and Ensuring Accountability. GAO-13-675, September 20.
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Country Specific Information: Marshall Islands

May 8, 2011 Comments off

Country Specific Information: Marshall Islands
Source: U.S. Department of State

COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: With a population of approximately 52,000, the Republic of the Marshall Islands totals 70.5 square miles. The country consists of 29 atolls and five islands. The Marshall Islands is a parliamentary democracy, and its close relationship with the United States is memorialized in the Compact of Free Association between the two nations. It has a developing agrarian and service-oriented economy. Limited tourist facilities exist, including three major hotels in Majuro, while most other areas have limited guest quarters. For general information, please visit the Marshall Islands’ national tourist office website. Read the Department of State Background Notes on the Marshall Islands for additional information.