Dozens of young Americans have attempted to join overseas jihadist groups in the past several years, raising special concern among counterterrorism officials that they might bring the fight home with them when they return.
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Testimony presented before the House Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies on March 4, 2015.
Department of Defense assistance to partner nations often entails supporting their helicopter fleets, but the U.S. military often lacks a large base of expertise to support these aircraft because they are not part of the standard U.S. inventory. RAND researchers quantified the cost-effectiveness implications of migrating partner nation fleets to alternative aircraft.
Sustaining U.S. Leadership in the Asia-Pacific Region: Why a Strategy of Direct Defense Against Antiaccess and Area Denial Threats Is Desirable and Feasible2015
While the United States has been occupied with recent military operations, other potential adversaries have been advancing their own military capabilities in ways that are of concern. A debate over the appropriate set of responses — strategic, operational, and technical — has begun. This perspective is intended to contribute to this debate by examining a potentially effective and feasible overall military approach to the challenge — direct defense.
Federal Educational Assistance Programs Available to Service Members: Program Features and Recommendations for Improved Delivery2015
A variety of programs provide educational assistance to military service members, ranging from examinations that provide college credit for knowledge and experience gained in the military to various kinds of tuition assistance and student aid. RAND reviewed major federal-level educational assistance programs to provide an overall view of the system and suggest ways to assess it and help manage individuals' use of the programs.
Strategic communication can be made more conceptually robust and draw on a more powerful and useful suite of tools and methods by borrowing from two language-focused disciplines: rhetoric and discourse analysis.
Integrating Apples, Oranges, Pianos, Volkswagens, and Skyscrapers: On the Relationships Between Information-Related Capabilities and Other Lines of Operation2015
This article describes the various possible relationships between IRCs and the capabilities of other lines of operation.