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Information operations and warfare, also known as influence operations, includes the collection of tactical information about an adversary as well as the dissemination of propaganda in pursuit of a competitive advantage over an opponent. RAND research has enabled military leaders and policymakers to develop strategies and policy frameworks to address the challenges of these military operations.

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    Methodological Considerations in Using Simulation to Assess the Combat Value of Intelligence and Electronic Warfare

    ... technical challenges that must be addressed to support the analysis of the combat value of intelligence and electronic warfare/target acquisition (IEW/TA) with simulation models. This Note describes these challenges and considers ways to meet them.

    Jan 1, 1991

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    A Simple Model To Elucidate the Utility of Weather Forecasting in Military Operations: Weather and Warplanes III

    A simple model is constructed to demonstrate the influence of weather forecasts on operational decisions.

    Jan 1, 1971

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    The Enclave: Some U.S. Military Efforts in Ly Tin District, Quang Tin Province, 1966-1968

    A personal account of some American tactical operations in central Vietnam from June 1966 through June 1968, which draws implications about the effectiveness of enclave deployment.

    Jan 1, 1969

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    The Role of Airpower in Providing Tactical Mobility in Past COIN Operations

    An abstract of information developed in an unclassified symposium, "The Role of Airpower in Counterinsurgency and Unconventional Warfare," held at the Rand Washington Office, 14-18 January 1963.

    Jan 1, 1964

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    On Relevance, Probabilistic Indexing and Information Retrieval

    This paper reports on a novel technique for literature indexing and searching in a mechanized library system.

    Jan 1, 1960

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    The Psychological Factor in Soviet Foreign Policy

    A study of the implications of Stalin's death for changing the motivation of Soviet foreign policy.

    Jan 1, 1957

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    Ryan Bauer

    Defense Analyst
    Education M.A. in security studies, Georgetown University; B.A. in political science, CSU Poly (Pomona)

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    Alexis A. Blanc

    Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in political science, George Washington University; M.A. in security policy studies, George Washington University; B.A. in political science, Washington State University

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    Elizabeth Bodine-Baron

    Senior Information Scientist; Associate Director, Force Modernization and Employment Program, RAND Project Air Force
    Education Ph.D., M.S. in electrical engineering, California Institute of Technology; B.S. in electrical engineering, University of Texas at Austin; B.A. in liberal arts, University of Texas at Austin

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    Natalie W. Crawford

    Senior Fellow; Distinguished Chair in Air and Space Policy; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.A. in mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles; Honorary Ph.D. in engineering, Michigan State University; Honorary Degree of Doctor of Public Policy, Pardee RAND Graduate School

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    Alyssa Demus

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education M.A. in foreign policy and national security, American University; B.A. in international relations, University of Southern California; B.A. in political science, University of Southern California

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    Alexi Drew

    Senior Analyst
    Education Ph.D. in politics and international relations, Royal Holloway, University of London

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    Todd C. Helmus

    Senior Behavioral Scientist; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in clinical psychology, Wayne State University

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    Jennifer Kavanagh

    Director, Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program, RAND Arroyo Center; Senior Political Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in political science, University of Michigan; M.A. in political science, University of Michigan; B.A. in government, Harvard University

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    William Marcellino

    Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in rhetoric, Carnegie Mellon University

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    Krystyna Marcinek

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.A. in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies, Jagiellonian University, Poland

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    Miriam Matthews

    Associate Director, Workforce, Development, and Health Program, RAND Project AIR FORCE; Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in social psychology, Claremont Graduate University

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    Caitlin McCulloch

    Education B.A. in government, Cornell University; B.A. in China and Asia-Pacific Studies, Cornell University; M.A. in government and politics, University of Maryland; Ph.D. in government and politics, University of Maryland-College Park

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    Brian Mills

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in physics, Florida State University; B.S. in applied and computational mathematics, Florida State University

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    Christopher Paul

    Senior Social Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in sociology, University of California, Los Angeles