Russia sees the U.S.-led international order as a threat to its interests. U.S. and Russian interests overlap in some areas, such as counterterrorism. But they are directly opposed in others. What are America's policy options?
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The Blended Retirement System: Retention Effects and Continuation Pay Cost Estimates for the Armed Services2017
This report assesses the effects of the Blended Retirement System (BRS) on military retention and cost. The report finds that the BRS can produce the same retention as the legacy system if continuation pay (CP) is set at optimized levels. CP levels affect the likelihood that currently serving members elect the BRS, thereby affecting the time pattern of cost and cost savings to the government.
Document submitted August 11, 2017, as an addendum to testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Task Force on Denying Terrorists Entry into the United States on July 13, 2017.
Delivering Clinical Practice Guideline–Concordant Care for PTSD and Major Depression in Military Treatment Facilities2017
This report provides an overview of the psychological health workforce at military treatment facilities (MTFs), examines the extent to which care is consistent with clinical practice guidelines, and identifies facilitators and barriers to providing this care. This report offers a comprehensive assessment of providers' perspectives on their capacity to deliver care for PTSD and depression. Strategies to improve care in MTFs are described.
This infographic describes data on various aspects of the Military Health System capacity to treat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.
This report draws a distinction between joint program management and commonality and argues that it is possible to achieve some degree of commonality without joint program management. Based on reviews of historical joint initiatives and relevant business management literature, the authors identify some of the factors affecting joint program success and recommend ways to apply those lessons to the management of the Future Vertical Lift initiative.
This Perspective describes potential uses of 3D printing in a military context to help the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) understand the structural and policy changes that might be required to support these efforts as well as future impacts on DoD's supply chain. It discusses different types of 3D printing technologies, tracing 3D printing from its origin to its potential to transform supply chains for DoD.