RAND researchers catalog innovative and emerging threats to Army installations, identify deficiencies in the Army's current threat assessment methodologies, and develop a framework to respond to these threats. The analysis revealed that the Army is not prepared to defend continental United States installations from complex coordinated attacks against the homeland using unconventional means.
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This Annual Report illustrates the depth, breadth, and responsiveness of the studies that RAND Arroyo Center conducted for the Army in fiscal year 2020. It highlights portfolios of research in areas of enduring interest to Army leadership and includes a sampler of research summaries that demonstrate the range of Arroyo's analytic capabilities. It also describes Arroyo's organization, leadership, and oversight.
North Korean Conventional Artillery: A Means to Retaliate, Coerce, Deter, or Terrorize Populations 2020
North Korea maintains massive numbers of conventional artillery systems that pose serious a threat to major South Korean population centers. Researchers assessed the magnitude of the threat across five attack scenarios, and this document presents a series of infographics detailing their findings, providing a useful tool for understanding this important aspect of the complex situation on the Korean peninsula.
To explore what extended competition between the United States and China might entail out to 2050, the authors of this report identified and characterized China's grand strategy, analyzed its component national strategies (diplomacy, economics, science and technology, and military affairs), and assessed how successful China might be at implementing these over the next three decades.
A History of U.S. Military Policy from the Constitution to the Present: A Path to Army Total Force Policy 2020
Tracing the evolution of the U.S. Army throughout American history, the authors show that there is no such thing as a "traditional" U.S. military policy. Rather, the laws that authorize, empower, and govern the U.S. armed forces emerged from long-standing debates and a series of legislative compromises between 1903 and 1940. The authors document this in a series of four volumes, collected here in an easily searchable digital tool.