The RAND National Defense Research Institute (NDRI) provides studies and analyses to policymakers in the U.S. defense establishment. This annual report given a general overview of NDRI work during 2004 and highlights NDRI studies in several areas: the UN’s role in national-building; the Army’s Stryker Brigade as a case study of a military unit designed for network-centric capabilities; NASA’s need for wind tunnels and propulsion test facilities; challenges to military spouse employment and education; and improving strategic decisionmaking at the National Security Agency. It also includes a complete list of NDRI publications in 2004.
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