RAND Expert to Discuss How Enhanced Weapon Systems and Improved Force Planning Have the Potential to Overcome U.S. Adversaries


David Ochmanek, a senior international/defense research analyst at the RAND Corporation, will give a congressional briefing on “Overcoming the Threats of Our Strategic Competitors.”


Ochmanek will discuss:

  • How U.S. forces and force planning need revision
  • The challenges posed by China, Russia, North Korea, Iran and Salafist-Jihadi groups
  • Weapon systems and posture enhancements that have the potential to overcome those challenges
  • Three alternative constructs and their costs.


9:30 a.m., ET, Tuesday, March 27, 2018


2043 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.


To arrange an interview, contact the RAND Office of Media Relations:
(703) 414-4795 or
(310) 451-6913, or
send an email to media@rand.org.

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