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White paper "...less extensive than a blue book."

Posted by Abe on April 15, 2004

M-W says a "white paper" is "...a government report on any subject; especially : a British publication that is usually less extensive than a blue book." I am not sure that helps me much. Can someone give me a couple of examples, preferable recent examples which we could understand in the US?