The cover story shows how coordinated efforts among community groups and public agencies can reduce gun violence among inner-city youth. Other stories discuss the lessons from state efforts to expand health insurance coverage; the prospects for the United States and Russia to reduce the risk of accidental or unauthorized use of nuclear weapons; the ability of defense policymakers to use a new computer tool to help refine personnel policies; the need for military bases and civilian authorities to establish formal agreements on domestic violence cases; and the growing research and development field of nanotechnology. Various news stories are also included.

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