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Monthly updates to Congress on RAND's work in national security

May 2011 Highlights

IN THE NEWS

RAND Experts Use Decades of Terrorism Research to Assess Al Qaeda after bin Laden

reactions to death of Osama bin Laden

Since the death of Osama bin Laden on May 1, RAND experts have given interviews and testimony on the current threat of al Qaeda and possible retaliation; heightened security in the U.S. and concern for Americans abroad; and the successful operation carried out by U.S. Navy SEALs in taking down the world's most wanted man since 9/11.

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RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INSTITUTE — FFRDC

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GOVERNING GEOENGINEERING RESEARCH: A POLITICAL AND TECHNICAL VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS OF POTENTIAL NEAR-TERM OPTIONS
Authors: Robert J. Lempert and Don Prosnitz

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INFLUENCES ON THE ADOPTION OF MULTIFACTOR AUTHENTICATION
Authors: Martin C. Libicki, et al.

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THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IN THE WEST: CHARACTERISTICS, AIMS AND POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Author: Lorenzo Vidino

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RAND PROJECT AIR FORCE — FFRDC

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AIR FORCE CONTINGENCY CONTRACTING: REACHBACK AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT
Authors: John A. Ausink, et al.

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RAND ARROYO CENTER — FFRDC

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RAND ARROYO CENTER ANNUAL REPORT 2010

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TOWARD AFFORDABLE SYSTEMS II: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT FOR ARMY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS UNDER UNCERTAINTIES
Authors: Brian G. Chow, et al.

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EFFICIENCIES FROM APPLYING A ROTATIONAL EQUIPPING STRATEGY
Authors: Christopher G. Pernin, et al.

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EFFECTS OF SOLDIERS' DEPLOYMENT ON CHILDREN'S ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Authors: Amy Richardson, et al.

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RAND

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2010 RAND ANNUAL REPORT: FOCUS ON MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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AIR TRAVEL SECURITY SINCE 9/11
Author: K. Jack Riley

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U.S. marines in Afghanistan, photo courtesy of Sgt. M. Fayloga/U.S. Marine Corps

RAND REVIEW SPRING 2011: GAYS IN THE MILITARY, HOME HEALTH CARE, POLICE RECRUITMENT

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RAND EUROPE

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MONITORING AND EVALUATION IN STABILISATION INTERVENTIONS: REVIEWING THE STATE OF THE ART AND SUGGESTING WAYS FORWARD
Authors: Christian van Stolk, et al.

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COMMENTARY

The following are national security related commentaries that RAND researchers have contributed to news publications in the past month. To retrieve past commentary pieces, please visit RAND's commentary page.

What Al Qaeda Is Thinking Now: Defanged, but Desperate to Show They're Still in the Fight

By Brian Michael Jenkins (New York Daily News)

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The World after bin Laden

By David Aaron (The Washington Post)

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A Recipe for Military Disaster: Mixing Idealism and Realism

By Harold Brown (The Washington Post)

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Prison as Indoctrination Center

By Arturo Munoz (NYTimes.com)

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Odd Man Out at Sea

By Thad W. Allen, Richard L. Armitage, and John J. Hamre (The New York Times)

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Expect Regime Change in Libya, Yemen

By Julie Taylor (CNN)

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Time to Arm Libyan Rebels: Here's How

By Angel Rabasa (Christian Science Monitor)

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Industry Insights: What's So Hard About Stopping Piracy?

By Laurence Smallman (Earth Imaging Journal)

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Kowtowing to Pirates' Ransoms Fuels Maritime Piracy

By Laurence Smallman (Bloomberg Government)

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The Allies in Libya: A New Paradigm for Intervention?

By Robert E. Hunter (European Affairs)

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Obama's Calculated Gamble on Libya Strategy

By F. Stephen Larrabee (CNN)

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Afghanistan's Reasons for Optimism

By Craig Charney and James Dobbins (The Washington Post)

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RAND CONGRESSIONAL RESOURCES STAFF

Lindsey Kozberg
Vice President, Office of External Affairs

Winfield Boerckel
Director, Office of Congressional Relations

Kurt Card
National Security Legislative Analyst

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