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  • Initial Results from Major Study of Military Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment

    Dec 8, 2014

    The DoD asked RAND to conduct an independent assessment of sexual assault and harassment in the military. Among the initial results of the study, which invited more than 500,000 service members to participate: Approximately 20,000 of the U.S. military's 1.3 million active-duty members experienced a sexual assault in the past year.

  • Supporting Military and Veteran Caregivers Should Be a National Priority

    Dec 3, 2014

    Honoring and serving our current and former members of the armed forces, particularly through periods of illness or when recovering from injuries, requires that we attend to their family members and friends who provide the care that is critical to keeping them alive and thriving.

  • The Role of Maritime and Air Power in the DoD's Third Offset Strategy

    Dec 2, 2014

    Russia and China have been investing in military modernization programs to blunt the U.S. military's technological edge, fielding advanced aircraft, submarines, and both longer range and more accurate missiles. The DoD's Third Offset Strategy is a much-needed initiative to identify and invest in innovative ways to sustain and advance America's military dominance for the 21st century.

  • RAND Analysis to Save the Government Money

    Nov 13, 2014

    RAND uses analytical approaches to help the Department of Defense solve challenging problems, and these solutions have also often saved the government money. Last month RAND released a selection of projects that illustrate several ways in which particular analyses helped save the government money over the last five years.

  • Countering ISIL's Financing

    Nov 13, 2014

    Stolen oil, extortion revenue, and access to international financial systems have enabled ISIL to build wealth. Helping Iraq and regional partners target financial facilitators and local revenue sources can reverse ISIL funding.

  • Can the Civilian Mental Health Workforce Meet the Needs of the Veteran Population?

    Nov 12, 2014

    The current state of readiness among civilian behavioral health providers to deliver care to veterans and their families has gaps in several areas. Improvements in workforce assessments, training, and facilitation will help to ensure that high quality care is delivered.