This report describes how the U.S. military responded to the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti, and it presents recommendations for improving military foreign humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
Oct 29, 2013
In an international crisis, the United States must balance its threats with restraint while limiting its vulnerability. A RAND study sought to identify which long-range strike assets offer capabilities most conducive to stabilizing such crises.
Jun 19, 2013
Describes a framework for thinking about commanders' critical information needs in countersurgency operations and offers practical ways for commanders to integrate influence activities into combined arms planning and assessment.
Dec 5, 2011
The United States needs a coherent space deterrence strategy that operates on both sides of a potential adversary's cost-benefit decision calculus to better protect U.S. national security space infrastructure and strengthen first-strike stability.
Apr 2, 2010
Describes a study aimed at understanding commanders' information requirements for ''soft'' factors to improve combined arms operations' efficacy and develop ways to integrate information and influence operations into combined arms planning/assessment.
Oct 28, 2009
Presents a framework for force planning that would help guide Air Force leaders as they make the difficult decisions necessary to manage risk across multiple possible missions and between current and future priorities.
May 13, 2009
This analysis of escalation dynamics and approaches to escalation management draws on a range of historical examples from World War I through Somalia in the early 1990s to inform escalation-related decisionmaking.
Jul 8, 2008
RAND Project AIR FORCE studied the post-9/11 U.S. policy shift toward preemptive and preventive attack. It found that military planners should not expect preparing for such operations to be a key driver for change in U.S. military capabilities.
Sep 25, 2006
This research brief reports that the new emphasis on striking first in U.S. national security policy since September 11, 2001, will not likely produce a correspondingly great change in the future shape or use of American military power.
Sep 6, 2006