RAND Review: Summer 2001
On the CoverIda Grigson, a builder constructionman from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One, of Gulfport, Miss., paints a rebuilt bridge during Exercise Tandem Thrust in Queensland, Australia, on May 6, 2001. Tandem Thrust is a biennial exercise of air, land, maritime, amphibious, and special operations forces from the United States, Australia, and Canada. More than 18,000 personnel participated this year. The majority of U.S. forces involved were from Marine Corps units based in Hawaii and Japan. Sponsored by the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and the U.S. Pacific Command, the month-long exercise focuses on the planning of combined operations and the interoperability of multinational forces. The exercise also demonstrates U.S. resolve to support the security and humanitarian interests of friends and allies in the Pacific region.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/SGT. BOB O'DONAHOO, AUSTRALIAN ARMY
Summer 2001 Contents
Time for the naked truth about health care
A homegrown way to recharge California
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