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May 2012 Highlights

RAND ARROYO CENTER -- FFRDC

A researcher monitors a soldier as he uses a multi-display driving simulator, photo by of Doug LaFon/U.S. Army

IMPROVING ARMY BASIC RESEARCH: REPORT OF AN EXPERT PANEL ON THE FUTURE OF ARMY LABORATORIES
Authors: Gilbert Decker, et al.

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U.S. VP Joe Biden greets Chinese President Hu Jintao, photo by Keystone/Rex Features on www.army.mil

WHAT'S THE POTENTIAL FOR CONFLICT WITH CHINA, AND HOW CAN IT BE AVOIDED?
Authors: James Dobbins, et al.

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Chief of Staff of the Australian Army arrives in a Black Hawk to observe U.S. Army tactics of a Stryker Brigade Combat Team's field training exercise, photo by Staff Sgt Teresa Adams (FORSCOM)

RAND ARROYO CENTER ANNUAL REPORT 2011

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An Army career counselor discusses retention options with a soldier, photo by Staff Sgt. Adora Gonzalez/U.S. Army

IDENTIFYING CIVILIAN LABOR MARKET REALITIES FOR ARMY OFFICERS MAKING STAY/LEAVE DECISIONS
Authors: Michael L. Hansen and Shanthi Nataraj

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HOW DO SOLDIERS' DEPLOYMENTS AFFECT CHILDREN'S ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH?
Authors: Amy Richardson, et al.

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soldiers in Sadr City, Iraq/photo courtesy of U.S. Army

URBAN WARFARE: THE 2008 BATTLE FOR SADR CITY
Authors: David E. Johnson, et al.

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RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INSTITUTE -- FFRDC

leaflet drop near Hawijah, Iraq, photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Bendet, USAF

U.S. MILITARY INFORMATION OPERATIONS IN AFGHANISTAN: EFFECTIVENESS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS 2001-2010
Author: Arturo Munoz

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physical readiness training, photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mark Bell/U.S. Army

MEDICAL READINESS OF THE RESERVE COMPONENT
Authors: Marygail K. Brauner, et al.

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A representative for the Family Advocacy Program discusses techniques on how to slowly reintegrate spouses back into daily life at home during a Reunion and Reintegration Training, photo by Sgt. Cheryl Cox, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs

ASSESSMENT OF THE CONTENT, DESIGN, AND DISSEMINATION OF THE REAL WARRIORS CAMPAIGN
Authors: Joie Acosta, et al.

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a soldier in fog, photo courtesy of SSgT Aaron D. Allmon II

EMBRACING THE FOG OF WAR: ASSESSMENT AND METRICS IN COUNTERINSURGENCY
Author: Ben Connable

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veterans in wheelchairs working as project engineers

THE EFFECTS OF HIRING TAX CREDITS ON EMPLOYMENT OF DISABLED VETERANS
Author: Paul Heaton

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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.

Al Qaeda Is Far from Defeated

By Seth G. Jones (The Wall Street Journal)

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Think Again: Al Qaeda

By Seth G. Jones (Foreign Policy)

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Cairo's Candidate Shuffle

By Jeffrey Martini (ForeignAffairs.com)

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Iran's Calculations in New Diplomatic Talks

By Alireza Nader (United States Institute of Peace's Iran Primer and PBS.org)

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Russia Protests Are Overblown by West--Putin Is Here to Stay

By F. Stephen Larrabee (Christian Science Monitor)

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The Path to the Right Active/Reserve Mix: You Need to Understand Cost Per Output

By Albert A. Robbert (ForeignPolicy.com)

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Terror's 'Invisible Women'

By Karla J. Cunningham (Los Angeles Times)

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History Favors More Time

By Christopher Paul (NYTimes.com)

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Will Khamenei Compromise?

By Alireza Nader (Al-Monitor)

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