Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program

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The Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program conducts research to help the Army understand the emerging strategic context, identify and adjust external demands, and optimize the use of its resources. Employing objective, high-quality expertise developed over many years of focused, sustained research, the program provides both long-term and quick-response support on issues of critical importance to the Army.

Sponsors of Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Research

Army senior leaders sponsor the research conducted in the Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program. Before accepting funding for any new study, we work closely with the sponsor and their staff to ensure it focuses on a major policy concern and that its tasks are carefully scoped to allow objective, analytic research in a timely manner.

The Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, U.S. Army, U.S. Army Pacific Command; Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army; U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command; and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command are among the most frequent sponsors of Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources studies. The program supports senior leaders from across the Army, however, and provides objective research and analysis for Army leadership with pressing issues in our research streams.

Research Streams

The Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program sustains research streams in nine major policy domains, below.

Current and Potential Threats to National Interests and U.S. Forces

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Operating Environments and their Implications for the Army

Recent Analyses

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Doctrine and Operational Concepts for Addressing Threats

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Operating and Generating Force Size, Scope, and Mix to Meet Demand

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Active Component/Reserve Component (AC/RC) Force Mix

Recent Analysis

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Building Partner Capabilities

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Learning from Past and Present Operations

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Strategic Risk Analysis and Resource Policy

Recent Analyses

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For more about a particular research stream, contact Sally Sleeper (Sally_Sleeper@rand.org), Director, Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program