RAND Review

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Fall 2004 — Vol. 28, No. 3



Breaking Ranks

U.S. commanders need flexible ways to manage personnel
By Beth Asch and James Hosek
On the Cover:
U.S. Marines line up for prayer at their base outside Fallujah, Iraq, on Nov. 6. More than 10,000 Marines and U.S. Army troops had taken positions around the rebel-controlled city prior to a joint assault.

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Message from the Editor

Letters to the Editor



A Matter of Class

Educational achievement reflects family background more than ethnicity or immigration
By Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo, Anne R. Pebley, Mary E. Vaiana, Elizabeth Maggio, Mark Berends, and Samuel R. Lucas

Public Initiative

What the “Gene Revolution” can learn from the Green Revolution
By Felicia Wu and William P. Butz


Compensation Against Terrorist Attacks: National Security Adds a New Policy Dimension

By Lloyd Dixon and Robert Reville