In October 2015, U.S. Army Special Operations Command facilitated a forum to explore the subject of comprehensive deterrence. Part I of this report delivers the forum proceedings, reflecting a robust discussion of deterrence. To support the discussion, the RAND Corporation commissioned five papers to examine aspects of comprehensive deterrence, referencing four waves of deterrence literature. The papers are included in Part II of this report.
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Lessons from Others for Future U.S. Army Operations in and Through the Information Environment: Case Studies 2018
Harnessing the power of old and new technology, state and nonstate actors alike dedicate significant effort to developing and employing information power. Twelve detailed case studies examine the information-related activities and strategic goals of a range of allies, adversaries, and potential adversaries, highlighting insights for U.S. Army planning.
Harnessing the potential of old and new technology, state and nonstate actors alike dedicate significant effort to developing and employing information power. This examination of the evolution of allied and adversary activities in and through the information environment and comparative analysis of capability areas in which these others excel can guide future U.S. Army force planning.
This RAND Arroyo Perspective updates previous analysis published by the RAND Corporation about Russia as a source of military competition and potential conflict with the United States and its allies. It is one of several summary assessments produced to support development of the 2016 Annual Report of the RAND Arroyo Center. The annual report focuses thematically on the major drivers of U.S. national security policy and strategy.
This perspective summarizes detailed analytical work on the growing operational and strategic implications of a large, survivable North Korean nuclear force; the operational challenges of North Korean artillery and related capabilities that can threaten Seoul from the Kaesong Heights; and the operational and diplomatic issues attendant to a potential mission to secure loose nuclear weapons after a North Korean collapse.