2005 NSRD Annual Report

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The RAND National Security Research Division (NSRD) addresses a wide variety of issues at the top of the national and international security policy agenda. In addition to a general survey of NSRD work in 2005, this annual report highlights a study of the U.S. role in developing Iraq’s security sector; several studies on U.S. carriers, including one on carrier air power and another on the most cost-effective way to modernize the carrier fleet; analyses of cross-country variation in technology trends and of Russia’s progress in information technology; reports on the effect of deployment on service members and on reservists’ earnings; suggestions for reshaping the U.S. intelligence services; an assessment of China’s system of export controls for WMD-related goods and technologies; and a study on building a successful Palestinian state. Also includes a list of NSRD publications for 2005.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Annual report series. The Annual Report (AR) series was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1998 to 2012. Documents in this series summarized the activity and achievements in the RAND FFRDC Units. In 2013, the AR series was merged into the Corporate Publication series; annual reports from 2013 onward can now be found under Corporate Publications.

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