Study from 1951 provides insight into the political leadership and foreign policy in the Soviet Union and other communist states; the development of Soviet military strategy and doctrine; and the organization and operation of the Soviet economy.
Originally published in 1963 and featuring a new foreword by Bruce Hoffman, this account of the author's successful command in the Algerian war for independence presents a striking parallel to present-day counterinsurgency operations.
The tables presented here provide a large supply of random digits and normal deviates of high quality.
More than eleven years before the orbiting of Sputnik, history's first artificial space satellite, Project RAND released its first report: Preliminary Design of an Experimental World-Circling Spaceship (SM-11827), May 2, 1946.
Classic game theory primer from 1954 that discusses basic concepts of game theory and its applications, and which popularized the subject for amateurs, professionals, and students throughout the world.
This Memorandum introduces the system concept and outlines the requirements for and design considerations of such a system, especially in regard to implications for its use in the 1970s.
An examination of the critical factors in strategic-base selection and an application of this analysis to the basing of the 1956-1961 bombing force.
Originally published in 1971, and now published with a new foreword, this
is a book of enduring value and lasting relevance. The authors detail the
application, history, and controversies surrounding the Planning,
Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS), used to evaluate military needs
and to choose among alternatives for meeting those needs.
This volume presents the inside story of the U.S. military's transformation from a force of conscripts and draft-motivated ''volunteers'' to a force of professionals revered throughout the world.
A description of some of the background, and results of research concerned with effective use of fire department manpower and equipment and, particularly, with deployment and allocation of firefighting units.
A collection of documents concerning slippery water.
This report describes the design and implementation of Project ALERT, a multisite, multiyear test of a smoking and drug prevention program for adolescents.
This study synthesizes the results of a number of previous evaluations in an effort to gauge the potentially costly programs that intervene early in the lives of disadvantaged children.
In combating crime in America, little attention has been paid to keeping children from becoming criminals. What benefit might be realized from such an approach, and at what cost?
A review of the 48 assaults made on embassies by terrorists and other militants between 1971 and 1980.
Analyzes big-city high schools: how they function and how the education of the low-income minority youth in these high schools can be improved.
The first in a five-volume study of federally funded (change agent) programs designed to introduce and spread innovation practices in public schools.
This report reviews the current state of the art of assessing the quality of medical care using the outcome method and describes in detail the approach taken during this year-long RAND research project.
This report examines how netwar, due to the evolution of societies according to a framework presented by the authors, may be the dominant mode of societal conflict in the 21st century.
The information revolution is transforming the nature of conflict across the spectrum: from open warfare, to terrorism, crime, and even radical social activism.
Summarizes and interprets the findings of the Housing Assistance Supply Experiment (HASE), conducted in two metropolitan housing markets between 1974 and 1980.
Career criminals do not have greater treatment needs than the general prison population and do not participate less in relevant treatment programs.