US Congressional Research Reports now public

As reported by TechDirt, Wikileaks has over 2GB of public domain US Congressional Research Service reports that were heretofore only available to congress, although they are public domain. The list of topics covered is staggering, and there’s no telling of the quality of the information until they are examined, but one would hope that if these are for Congress’ edification that they would be of good quality.

There is over 20 years of reports here, but just picking a few Japan-related recent reports out from the crowd, there are:

The Changing U.S.-Japan Alliance: Implications for U.S. Interests, January 10, 2008

U.S.-Japan Economic Relations: Significance, Prospects, and Policy Options, April 9, 2008

Potential F-22 Raptor Export to Japan, July 2, 2007

Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress, December 30, 2008

There is a metric ton of other reports on many, many other topics. If you want to see what US taxpayers are paying for in research, or what Congressional staffers may be reading, check this list.