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April 2012 Highlights

RAND ARROYO CENTER -- FFRDC

Master Sgt. remotely teaches using a distributed learning facility, photo courtesy of D. Makle, 7th Army JMTC/U.S. Army

MAKING IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ARMY DISTRIBUTED LEARNING PROGRAM
Authors: Michael G. Shanley, et al.

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Soldiers survey a proposed site for a new observation post in Afghanistan, photo courtesy of 1st Lt. Tomas Rofkahr/U.S. Army

ARMY NETWORK-ENABLED OPERATIONS: EXPECTATIONS, PERFORMANCE, AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUTURE IMPROVEMENTS
Authors: Timothy M. Bonds, et al.

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Soldiers try out Army's improved body armor, photo courtesy of Maj. Wayne Marotto/U.S. Army

LIGHTENING BODY ARMOR: ARROYO SUPPORT TO THE ARMY RESPONSE TO SECTION 125 OF THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011
Authors: Kenneth Horn, et al.

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RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INSTITUTE -- FFRDC

A Special Forces company commander meets with village elders in Helmand Province (Afghanistan), photo courtesy of Spc. Keith D. Henning/U.S. Army

THE FUTURE OF IRREGULAR WARFARE
Author: Seth G. Jones

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Brigade commander climbs into Kiowa helicopter, photo courtesy of Sgt. First Class Shannon Wright/U.S. Army

A REVIEW OF THE ARMY'S MODULAR FORCE STRUCTURE
Authors: Stuart E. Johnson, et al.

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a military funeral

COMPENSATION FOR COMBAT DEATHS: POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Authors: Paul Heaton, et al.

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chess pieces

MAKING STRATEGIC ANALYSIS MATTER
Authors: Gregory F. Treverton and Jeremy J. Ghez

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standardized test and pencil

THE USE OF STANDARDIZED SCORES IN OFFICER CAREER MANAGEMENT AND SELECTION
Authors: Anny Wong, et al.

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PROJECT AIR FORCE -- FFRDC

An MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft, photo courtesy of Sr. Airman Olufemi A. Owolabi/USAF

INCENTIVE PAY FOR REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT CAREER FIELDS
Authors: Chaitra M. Hardison, et al.

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Eagle Vision image, photo courtesy of USAF

THE FUTURE OF AIR FORCE MOTION IMAGERY EXPLOITATION: LESSONS FROM THE COMMERCIAL WORLD
Authors: Lance Menthe, et al.

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RAND CORPORATION

nuclear shelter fallout sign

NUCLEAR DETERRENCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY: LESSONS FROM THE COLD WAR FOR A NEW ERA OF STRATEGIC PIRACY
Author: Thérèse Delpech

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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.

The Return of Putin

By Andrew S. Weiss (RAND.org)

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U.S. and Israel Need to Agree on Strike Against Iran

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

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Five Myths about Vladimir Putin

By Andrew S. Weiss (The Washington Post)

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Will Anything Change After This Weekend's Russian Election?

By Olga Oliker (Business Insider)

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Military Families: What We Know and What We Don't Know

By Sarah O. Meadows (National Council on Family Relations Report Magazine)

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