This brief recounts the U.S. Army's efforts in the Iraq War, especially in Baghdad, and offers lessons learned and recommendations to enable leaders and soldiers to be better prepared in future conflicts.
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The Future of the Russian Military: Russia's Ground Combat Capabilities and Implications for U.S.-Russia Competition 2019
Since 2008 Russia's military forces have improved, enabling Russian military operations in Crimea, eastern Ukraine, and Syria. Researchers analyze the societal, political, economic, and demographic factors that undergird Russian military power. Based on these factors, they analyze how Russian ground combat capabilities will evolve. The challenge for the U.S. military will be to compete in different regions without provoking escalation.
RAND researchers analyzed the development of Russia's military capabilities over the next 20 years — with a focus on ground combat — and the implications of that development for U.S.-Russian competition and for the U.S. Army.
To help the U.S. Army and U.S. Department of Defense retain institutional knowledge and capabilities and fully prepare leaders for future conflicts, RAND researchers recount the Army's efforts in the Iraq War, especially in Baghdad, and offer lessons learned and recommendations.
The U.S. Army's outreach and recruiting efforts now encompass social media platforms. As part of these efforts, the Army Marketing and Research Group uses its website (GoArmy.com) and social media (Facebook and Twitter). The authors analyzed these efforts to understand if and how potential recruits and others are engaging with content and offer recommendations related to the Army's technology-based outreach efforts.