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Security force assistance is central to the counterinsurgency campaign of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. The outcome will hinge on the effectiveness of the assistance provided to the Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police, and other security forces. This report provides an overview of Soviet efforts to improve and facilitate the training and development of Afghan security forces.
The Effect of the Assessment of Recruit Motivation and Strength (ARMS) Program on Army Accessions and Attrition 2011
The fraction of American youth meeting U.S. Army enlistment standards for weight and body fat has declined markedly. In response, the Army developed a waiver program tied to a fitness test known as the Assessment of Recruit Motivation and Strength (ARMS) test. Through difference-in-differences estimates and other analytic techniques, the authors examine the program's effect on Army accession and attrition rates.
Improving Soldier and Unit Effectiveness with the Stryker Brigade Combat Team Warfighters' Forum 2011
Do leaders and soldiers use the Stryker Brigade Combat Team Warfighters' Forum (SWfF)? Does it meet their needs with its products and services, which include a tactical training tool and a handbook derived from combat returnees' experiences? This study asks how SWfF products are associated with knowledge acquisition and tactical proficiency, and it explores ways in which SWfF, and similar forums, could better support tactical units in the future.
This paper presents some scenarios that, if they were to come to pass, could result in military conflict with China over the next thirty years. The authors begin by exploring different plausible sources of conflict — whether it be the collapse of North Korea, possible dwindling relations between Taiwan and China, or other contingencies involving Japan or India. They discuss the operational implications each might present the United States and then turn to the requirements for defense and deterrence.