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October 2011 Highlights

RAND ARROYO CENTER — FFRDC

Future Army enlistees, photo courtesy of Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer K. Yancey/U.S. Army

THE EFFECT OF MILITARY ENLISTMENT ON EARNINGS AND EDUCATION
Authors: David S. Loughran, et al.

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photo of soldier courtesy of SSgt Ryan Whitney

SECURITY FORCE ASSISTANCE IN AFGHANISTAN: IDENTIFYING LESSONS FOR FUTURE EFFORTS
Authors: Terrence K. Kelly, et al.

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RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INSTITUTE — FFRDC

Iran protest in Paris June 2011, photo courtesy of Gwenael Piaser/flickr.com

IRAN'S HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES
Author: Alireza Nader

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Doctor performing an ultrasound on a patient, photo courtesy of SrA Josie Walck/USAF

ASSESSING THE PERFORMANCE OF MILITARY TREATMENT FACILITIES
Authors: Nancy Nicosia, et al.

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Senior Army and security officials from 30 nations gathered for the Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS) XXXII, photo courtesy of Sgt. 1st Class Jason Shepherd, U.S. Army

HOW SUCCESSFUL ARE U.S. EFFORTS TO BUILD CAPACITY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES? A FRAMEWORK TO ASSESS THE GLOBAL TRAIN AND EQUIP "1206" PROGRAM
Authors: Jennifer D. P. Moroney, et al.

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Italian firefighters dressed in chemical, biological, radiological suits set up a perimeter of warning signs around a container suspected of carrying weapons of mass destruction during an exercise, photo courtesy of JO3 Stephen P. Weaver/U.S. Navy

ASSESSING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COUNTERPROLIFERATION PROGRAM
Authors: Jennifer D. P. Moroney, et al.

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Soldier and Republic of the Philippines contractor use limestone filter, photo courtesy of Lance Cpl. Tyson T. Dalgai/U.S. Army

A METHODOLOGY FOR IMPLEMENTING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE'S CURRENT IN-SOURCING POLICY
Authors: Jessie Riposo, et al.

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photo by Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Otero/USAF

FROM INSURGENCY TO STABILITY: VOLUME I: KEY CAPABILITIES AND PRACTICES
Authors: Angel Rabasa, et al.

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Weapons being burnt during Disarmament, Demobilization, Rehabilitation and Reintegration process,  photo courtesy of Martine Perret/UN

FROM INSURGENCY TO STABILITY: VOLUME II: INSIGHTS FROM SELECTED CASE STUDIES
Authors: Angel Rabasa, et al.

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RAND PROJECT AIR FORCE — FFRDC

Officials participating in a military-to-military exchange between airmen from the U.S., Ukraine, and Poland to enhance airspace security, photo courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Charles Vaughn

INTEGRATING THE FULL RANGE OF SECURITY COOPERATION PROGRAMS INTO AIR FORCE PLANNING: AN ANALYTIC PRIMER
Authors: Jennifer D. P. Moroney, et al.

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A C-130 Hercules aircrew flies over mountainous Afghan terrain to deliver supplies, photo courtesy of Senior Airman Krista Rose/USAF

ANALYSIS OF THE AIR FORCE LOGISTICS ENTERPRISE: EVALUATION OF GLOBAL REPAIR NETWORK OPTIONS FOR SUPPORTING THE C-130
Authors: Ben D. Van Roo, et al.

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F-15E Strike Eagles on the ramp at the Tallinn airport following a combined exercise between USAFE aircraft and Estonian joint terminal attack controllers prior to the start of Unified Engagement 2010, photo courtesy of Estonian Defense Force Public Affairs

ASSESSING THE U.S. AIR FORCE UNIFIED ENGAGEMENT BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS SEMINARS
Authors: Jennifer D. P. Moroney and Jeffrey G. Engstrom

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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.

Don't Overestimate Afghanistan Pessimism

By James Dobbins (Reuters blog, The Great Debate)

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Iran's Growing State of Civil Disobedience

By Alireza Nader (PBS FRONTLINE)

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