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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The Air Force Deployment Transition Center: Assessment of Program Structure, Process, and Outcomes2017
Evaluates the structure, processes, and outcomes of the Air Force's Deployment Transition Center, which was established in 2010 to provide airmen returning from combat missions an opportunity to decompress and share lessons learned before returning to their home stations.
Document submitted on January 11, 2017 as an addendum to testimony presented before the House Armed Services Committee on September 21, 2016.
This paper offers recommendations for U.S. policy for a postconflict transition in Syria that prevents state collapse and reduces the potential for the recurrence of war and the reemergence of terrorist groups. These objectives are best achieved by working with Russia and through the United Nations Security Council, especially in the absence of a regional consensus to end the war, and by avoiding any postconflict plans for the division of Syria.
This report argues for more-systematic assessment of the structured analytic techniques increasingly employed by the Intelligence Community. It also presents a pilot study illustrating how such an assessment might be conducted and suggests additional approaches for evaluating the contribution of structured techniques to intelligence analysis.
Preventing, Identifying, and Treating Prescription Drug Misuse Among Active-Duty Service Members2017
This report summarizes insights about prescription drug misuse (PDM) among active-duty personnel. It also presents the framework of an analytic tool that, once informed by data available to the military but not available to the authors, can help the military predict future trends in PDM based on current demographics of active-duty service members and rates of injury and prescribing of prescription drugs.
Saving the Government Money: Recent Examples from RAND's Federally Funded Research and Development Centers2016
RAND's three defense-based federally funded research and development centers apply the research capital they have developed over the years to help decisionmakers solve problems and often save money as well. This publication lists and summarizes some RAND projects, undertaken over the past several years, that have helped save the government money or identified ways to do so. Dollar amounts are estimated.