The new administration has options to deal with the detention facility established 15 years ago at Guantánamo Bay. It could maintain the status quo, make improvements to speed the trials, close the facility and relocate the remaining inmates, or accept new detainees.
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Testimony presented before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity on April 27, 2017.
Testimony presented before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade on April 27, 2017.
Growing concern about U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contracts for private-sector services led Congress to mandate the development of the DoD Inventory of Contracted Services to collect information on the activities performed under DoD services contracts. RAND was asked to conduct a review of the system's data, congressional and other stakeholder needs, and whether these needs could be met by other databases.
This report examines what could be done to convince North Korean elites that unification would be good for them. It describes five areas of concern that North Korean elites would likely have about the outcomes of unification and proposes policies that the Republic of Korea government could adopt that would give North Korean elites hope for an acceptable unification outcome.
Dominating Duffer's Domain: Lessons for the U.S. Marine Corps Information Operations Practitioner2017
More than a century after its release, The Defence of Duffer's Drift by Major General Sir Ernest Swinton has become a military classic. To support the U.S. Marine Corps and its curriculum for information operations personnel, RAND has adapted the style of that work for a modern-day audience and different problem set. Through a cycle of repeated failure and learning, the narrator and the reader are left with 26 concise lessons.
This report examines Mali's counterterrorism requirements in light of recent evolutions in the country's security environment: The terrorist threat in Mali is growing, but Mali's military remains largely ineffective. It is not possible to strengthen Mali's counterterrorism capabilities in isolation from its general military capabilities, which are in need of fundamental reform.