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  • 24/7 Sobriety Project: A Promising New Way to Curb Problem Drinking and Reduce Costs

    Aug 20, 2015

    Recently, the Senate took steps to expand funding for 24/7 Sobriety Programs, like one in South Dakota. These programs are a promising and innovative way to help curb problem drinking and improve public health.

  • Limiting Regret: Building the Army That the United States Will Need

    Aug 18, 2015

    How big and how ready does the United States need the U.S. Army to be to meet its commitments? There is an imbalance between these commitments and America's current force planning. Correcting this would be challenging, but there are options that may help limit regret and strategic failures down the road.

  • Will Increasing Access to Treatment Help Stop the Opioid Overdose Crisis?

    Aug 18, 2015

    Heroin-related overdose deaths quadrupled from 2002 to 2013, and many people who used heroin were also addicted to other substances, like prescription opioid painkillers. A RAND study shows how the growth in physicians permitted to prescribe buprenorphine may help increase access to effective opioid addiction treatment.

  • Precision and Purpose: Airpower in the Lybian Civil War

    Aug 11, 2015

    What is the role that NATO and partner nation airpower played in enabling Libyan rebels to defeat Muammar Qaddafi in 2011? RAND researchers detailed the contributions of each participating country to draw valuable lessons from this intervention.

  • The 2015 Summer Reading List for Congress

    Aug 5, 2015

    With Capitol Hill slowing for August recess, this list of must-read research and commentaries will help ensure that policymakers are ready to dive right back in this fall.

  • Prior Removal and Recidivism

    Jul 30, 2015

    Where should local officials direct their funds in order to address criminally involved unauthorized immigrants? A RAND study suggests local public safety interests and federal immigration enforcement priorities may well align around unauthorized immigrants with a record of prior removal.