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Latest Research

  • Rethinking Russia's Threat to NATO

    Sep 30, 2016

    A series of wargames examined the probable outcome of a Russian invasion of the Baltic states. The wargames showed that a near-term Russian invasion could reach the Estonian and Latvian capitals in less than 60 hours.

  • Recruiting Strategies to Support the Army's All-Volunteer Force

    Mar 31, 2016

    How can the U.S. Army's ability to use recruiting resources and enlistment eligibility policies be improved to meet accession requirements under varying conditions? Researchers assess the cost of meeting requirements when an optimal mix of television advertising and incentives is feasible, or when an incentive-centric strategy is required.

  • RAND Arroyo Center Annual Report 2015

    Mar 30, 2016

    RAND Arroyo Center is the Army's federally funded research and development center for studies and analyses. Its mission is to help Army leaders make decisions that are informed by independent, objective, high-quality analysis. This annual report describes Arroyo's research activities in FY 2015, with profiles of its three programs providing a close look at the year's research agenda, and summarizes recent publications.

Latest Commentary

  • Reimagining and Modernizing U.S. Airborne Forces for the 21st Century

    Apr 20, 2016

    Many of the challenges the U.S. will face in the coming years across the range of military operations could be deep inland and require rapid response. Airborne forcible entry — with reimagined and modernized airborne forces — would offer decisionmakers options in crises that they do not possess today.

  • A New Kind of Battlefield Awaits the U.S. Military — Megacities

    Apr 6, 2016

    Megacities are urban areas that seep into one another and have more than 10 million inhabitants. To counter violent non-state actors operating in megacities in the future, the U.S. military will have to be able to piece together a comprehensive and actionable intelligence picture, and under enormously challenging circumstances.

  • The Online Fight Against ISIS

    Apr 1, 2016

    To prevail against ISIS in cyberspace, the United States and its cyber soldiers will have to be capable of reacting quickly, while being guided by an overarching strategy. Secretary of Defense Carter urged U.S. Cyber Command to intensify the fight against ISIS but it would also be wise to recruit civilian volunteers.