Arroyo Center Publications - 2008

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Annual Reports

  • RAND Arroyo Center Annual Report 2007 2008

    Summarizes some of the work that RAND Arroyo Center's analysts have done in fiscal year 2007 to help the Army meet today's demands while making tomorrow's choices.

Documented Briefings

Monographs

  • After Saddam 2008

    Nora Bensahel, Olga Oliker, Keith Crane, Rick Brennan, Jr., Heather S. Gregg, Thomas Sullivan, Andrew Rathmell

    This monograph examines prewar planning efforts for the reconstruction of postwar Iraq. It then examines the role of U.S. military forces after major combat officially ended on May 1, 2003, through June 2004. Finally, it examines civilian efforts at reconstruction, focusing on the activities of the Coalition Provisional Authority and its efforts to rebuild structures of governance, security forces, economic policy, and essential services.

  • Assessing Irregular Warfare 2008

    Eric V. Larson, Derek Eaton, Brian Nichiporuk, Thomas S. Szayna

    Provides an analytic framework and procedure for the intelligence analysis of irregular warfare (IW) environments that can serve as the basis for IW intelligence curriculum development efforts. Defines IW in terms of two stylized situations: population-centric (such as counterinsurgency) and counterterrorism. Provides a detailed review of IW-relevant defense policy and strategy documents and a list of relevant doctrinal publications.

  • Commonality in Military Equipment 2008

    Thomas Held, Bruce Newsome, Matthew W. Lewis

    To inform the U.S. Army's decisionmaking process surrounding commonality in military equipment, RAND was asked to assess the advantages and disadvantages of commonality and how to best manage their trade-offs. This report presents analyses of the effects of commonality on costs, capabilities, and training and offers a decisionmaking aid that designers, developers, and procurers could use to inform their decisions about commonality.

  • Green Warriors 2008

    David E. Mosher, Beth E. Lachman, Michael D. Greenberg, Tiffany Nichols, Brian Rosen, Henry H. Willis

    This study assesses whether Army policy, doctrine, and guidance adequately address environmental activities in post-conflict phases of contingencies. A review of policy, doctrine, operational experience, and documentation, as well as interviews with Army personnel, indicates that environmental concerns can have significant impacts. Recommendations are made for improving the Army's approach to environmental issues in contingency operations.

  • In the Middle of the Fight 2008

    David E. Johnson, Adam R. Grissom, Olga Oliker

    An analysis of the performance of medium-armored forces across the range of military operations since World War I yields insights with significant implications for U.S. Army decisions about fielding these units in the future. The authors find that medium-armored forces fare poorly against competent, heavily armored opponents, and that the Stryker and Future Combat Systems will not fill the void created by the retirement of the M551 Sheridan.

  • Leader Development in Army Units 2008

    Peter Schirmer, James C. Crowley, Nancy E. Blacker, Rick Brennan, Jr., Henry A. Leonard, J Michael Polich, Jerry M. Sollinger, Danielle M. Varda

    Summarizes discussions with over 450 Army officers (lieutenants through colonels) about leader development in Army units. These discussions revealed that the type and extent of leader development activities vary greatly across units, but that they are generally informal and most heavily influenced by the unit commander. The authors conclude with suggestions on how the Army school system can improve leader development.

  • Performance Evaluation and Army Recruiting 2008

    James N. Dertouzos, Steven Garber

    Traditional performance metrics, such as number of contracts signed per month per Army recruiter, do not adequately measure recruiter effort, skill, and productivity. The authors develop a “preferred performance metric” that takes into account the difficulty of recruiting different types of youth in various markets and propose short-term changes to the system that would more accurately assess recruiter effort and skill.

  • Unfolding the Future of the Long War 2008

    Christopher G. Pernin, Brian Nichiporuk, Dale Stahl, Justin Beck, Ricky Radaelli-Sanchez

    The United States is currently engaged in a military effort that has been characterized as the “long war.” This study explores the concept of long war and identifies ways in which it might unfold as well as the implications for the Army and the U.S. military more generally. This report uses the generation of either “trajectories” or alternative paths in which the long war might unfold to explore the implications for the U.S. military.

Research Briefs

Technical Reports