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March 2012 Highlights

RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INSTITUTE -- FFRDC

sailors at sea, photo courtesy of MC2 T. M. Jones/U.S. Navy

CHARACTERIZING AND EXPLORING THE IMPLICATIONS OF MARITIME IRREGULAR WARFARE
Authors: Molly Dunigan, et al.

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Camp Atterbury prepares civilians for deployment, photo courtesy of Staff Sgt D. Bruce/US Army

CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE CIVILIAN EXPEDITIONARY WORKFORCE: PREPARING TO OPERATE AMIDST PRIVATE SECURITY CONTRACTORS
Author: Molly Dunigan

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PROJECT AIR FORCE -- FFRDC

C-17 aircraft, photo courtesy of TSgt Wayne Clark/USAF

OPTIONS FOR AND COSTS OF RETAINING C-17 AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION-ONLY TOOLING
Authors: John C. Graser, et al.

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Ashton B. Carter, the undersecretary of defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, in a round table discussion at Hanscom Air Force Base, photo by Rick Berry/USAF

ANALYSIS OF GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE BID PROTESTS IN AIR FORCE SOURCE SELECTIONS OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES
Authors: Thomas Light, et al.

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joint exercise in which security forces were transported by South Carolina Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawks to a destination near the alleged activity to begin their reconnaissance mission, photo by TSgt. C. Cook/Air National Guard

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE BID PROTESTS IN AIR FORCE SOURCE SELECTIONS
Authors: Frank Camm, et al.

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Pararescuemen perform a 50-foot hoist extraction from a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter as part of a search and rescue mission during Angel Thunder 2011, photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. A. M. Kin/USAF

REDUCING ATTRITION IN SELECTED AIR FORCE TRAINING PIPELINES
Authors: Thomas Manacapilli, 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.

Bringing Libya Under Control

By Frederic Wehrey (International Herald Tribune and NYTimes.com)

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Khamenei: The Nuclear Decision-maker

By Alireza Nader (PBS FRONTLINE)

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Israel's Risky Option on Iran

By Dalia Dassa Kaye (Los Angeles Times)

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Syria Is Trending Toward the Libya Model

By James Dobbins (U.S. News & World Report, Debate Club)

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US Control of Contractors in Iraq Is Vital

By Molly Dunigan (The Hill)

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