Scarborough Shoal is a small, high-tide feature about 140 miles from the Philippines, yet it represents one of the most consequential fault lines of Chinese territorial aggression in the South China Sea. In this paper, the author proposes a graduated menu of response options for the United States to consider in the event that China undertakes irreversible actions to alter the status quo of Scarborough Shoal.
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The United States should develop a capability to orchestrate all relevant elements of U.S. national power in its "fundamentally political contests" with revisionist, revolutionary, and rogue powers. The authors propose the establishment of an American political warfare capability -- with the authorities and knowledge to synchronize all elements of national power in contests with and without armed conflict -- and a national center on political warfare.
Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Summary of Findings (SoF) Tables to Improve Understanding in the Presentation of Systematic Review Results: A Three-Arm, Randomised, Controlled, Non-Inferiority Trial
This study is an important first step in understanding how to present complex information to the multitude of systematic reviews users in an understandable and accessible way.
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.
Effects of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder on Functional Outcomes: A Systematic Review
A weak evidence base prevents strong conclusions about the effects of Medication Assisted Treatment for opioid use disorder on functional outcomes.
Expanding Operating and Support Cost Analysis for Major Programs During the DoD Acquisition Process: Legal Requirements, Current Practices, and Recommendations
The Office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation was established to perform a broad set of cost analysis duties related to major defense acquisition programs. Subsequent laws have mandated additional duties. But the personnel, data, expertise, and other resources to fulfill these additional duties are not always available. The authors examine the requirements and offer recommendations for obtaining the resources to complete required analyses.
Dupree J, Patel K, Singer SJ, West M, Wang R, Weissman JS. Attention to Surgeons and Surgical Care is Largely Missing from Early Medicare Accountable Care Organizations, Health Affairs, 2014, 33(6) 972-979.
Singer SJ, Shortell SM. Implementing Accountable Care Organizations: Ten Potential Mistakes and How to Learn from Them. JAMA, 2011 Aug 17; 306(7):758-9. Epub Aug 9.