2005 RAND Annual Report

Credibility Amidst Controversy

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We would be remiss in our duties if we avoided controversial issues. We would be equally remiss if we addressed those issues in ways that consistently favored one ideology or partisan faction over another. We are at our best when we deliver objective information that offers all political camps a common point of departure from which they can, if they choose, work toward mutually beneficial solutions.

Many of our finest accomplishments in 2005 resulted from our ability to address controversial questions and yet retain our credibility amidst controversy.

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