As the U.S. Navy's legacy aircraft carrier force begins reaching expected service life in decades to come, a RAND project explores possible alternatives for consideration to potentially replace it. The variants are possible alternatives that could be developed for less cost than the current program and potentially with sufficient capability.
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Testimony presented before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade and Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats on November 7, 2017.
National Guard Youth ChalleNGe is a residential, quasi-military program for young people at risk of dropping out of high school. This report, which provides information on recent ChalleNGe participants, will be of interest to ChalleNGe program staff, personnel providing oversight for the program, and policymakers concerned with designing effective youth programs and/or determining appropriate metrics by which to track progress in youth programs.
Mandatory Counseling: Why the Timor-Leste V. Australia Conciliation Court Case Matters For Maritime Dispute Resolution2017
Timor-Leste and Australia have reached agreement on the central elements of a maritime boundary delimitation between them in the Timor Sea.
Among the counseling supports the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) offers to service members and their families is short-term, solution-focused counseling for common personal and family issues, called non-medical counseling within the DoD. This report evaluates whether non-medical counseling provided by the DoD is effective in improving outcomes and whether effectiveness varies by problem type and/or population.
Supporting Persistent and Networked Special Operations Forces (SOF) Operations: Insights from Forward-Deployed SOF Personnel2017
Using a multipronged approach, RAND Corporation researchers identified three key operational challenges that forward-deployed personnel have encountered — unity of effort, continuity of effort, and administrative complexity — and then assessed the extent to which persistent, networked, and distributed operations can mitigate these challenges.
This report is an exploration of possible alternatives for further consideration to potentially replace the U.S. Navy's legacy aircraft carrier force as it begins reaching expected service life in decades to come. The variants are possible alternatives that could be developed for less cost than the current program and potentially with sufficient capability. This is neither a formal analysis of alternatives nor a detailed engineering study.