The RAND National Security Research Division (NSRD) addresses a wide variety of issues at the top of the national and international security policy agenda. This annual report offers a general survey of NSRD work in 2008, including research on nation-building, counterinsurgency and counterterrorism, aircraft and shipyard costs, U.S. science and technology competitiveness, military retirement compensation, and approaches to North Korea.
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