This brief assesses how the United States might deter adversaries from attacking U.S. allies by increasing adversary uncertainty about how the United States would fight.
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Operational Unpredictability and Deterrence: Evaluating Options for Complicating Adversary Decisionmaking 2021
The 2018 U.S. National Defense Strategy instructed the U.S. military to become more operationally unpredictable and suggested that doing so would help the United States deter attacks on U.S. partners. The authors of this report assess whether and how the U.S. military might utilize unpredictability in force employment, posture, and operations to deter adversaries and identify the possible risks of such approaches.
This report identifies issues and necessary process changes to improve how the Army implements non-materiel solutions across the DOTLPF-P (doctrine, organization, training, leadership and education, personnel, facilities, and policy) domains. The authors recommend that the Army maintain its current processes for the DOTLP-P domains while pursuing specific recommendations for facilities, thereby driving further success of the modernization effort.
Characteristics of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Army: Implications for Prevention Efforts 2021
This research brief highlights top-line findings from two projects that have implications for strategies to prevent sexual harassment and sexual assault in the U.S. Army.
Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination in the Active-Component Army: Variation in Most Serious Event Characteristics by Gender and Installation Risk 2021
This report describes the most common types of behaviors that occur during active-component soldiers' most serious sexual harassment and gender discrimination experiences, characteristics of (alleged) perpetrators, most common times and places in which these events occur, and differences between high-risk and non–high-risk installations.