RAND Review

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Summer 2007 — Vol. 31, No. 2

Summer 2007 Cover


Afghanistan on the Edge

A World at Risk of Winning the Urban Battle, Losing the Rural War, Abandoning the Regional Solution
By John Godges

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Message from the Editor

A Precarious Posture



Prescient Mariner

Coast Guard Leader Scans a History of Homeland Security and Charts a Future Course

Yes, in My Backyard

Learning from Other Cities, Los Angeles Tries a New Line in Response to Homelessness


Force of First Resort

Katrina Offers Lessons for Improving the National Guard Response to Catastrophic Domestic Emergencies
By Lynn E. Davis

Selective Memories

For 25 Years, the RAND Health Insurance Experiment Has Stoked Competing Claims
By Emmett B. Keeler, Joseph P. Newhouse, and Robert H. Brook

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Continental Shift

French Debates Point to an Increasingly Multicultural Europe
By James A. Thomson

Afghan man standing in a destroyed room.
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Detail of an Afghan man standing in a destroyed room and looking out at Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 7, 2007.