Military Doctrine

Military doctrine is the fundamental set of principles that guides military forces as they pursue national security objectives. RAND examines these principles, which can range from the policies and procedures put in place by a particular military branch to the tactics and techniques taught to new members during training.

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    The Interaction of Technology and Doctrine in the USAF

    Drawing on the history of military technology since World War II, the author argues that: (1) new weapons customarily derive from proven technology rather than from efforts to push immature technology in the name of perceived requirements; ...

    Dec 31, 1978

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    How to Think About Soviet Military Doctrine

    Soviet military doctrine is highly systematic, unambiguously martial, and explicitly geared to a belief that should nuclear deterrence fail, some recognizable form of victory is attainable through the skillful exploitation of mass, initiative...

    Dec 31, 1977

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    The Bridge between Generations in Indonesian Military Politics.

    A discussion of the Indonesian officer corps. A new generation lacking experience of guerrilla warfare against the Dutch but with more professional training will soon be in command. They absorbed the army doctrine with its populist emphasis on terr...

    Dec 31, 1975

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    The Evolving Soviet Strategic Threat

    Argues that the emerging Soviet strategic force posture is becoming increasingly congruent with long-established Soviet military tary doctrine.

    Dec 31, 1974

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    Perspectives on the Study of Comparative Military Doctrines

    A conference paper discussing the diversity of current political-military doctrines. Seldom is strategic doctrine systematically articulated or formally codified, and the most vital issues are kept ambiguous.

    Dec 31, 1972

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    Communist China's Military Policies, Doctrine, and Strategy : A Lecture Presented at the National Defense College, Tokyo, September 17, 1968.

    An analysis of the recent development and future prospects of China's military strategy. Maoist military doctrine stresses political action in which war is only one of a number of instruments of policy to enable a weak force to succeed against a mil...

    Dec 31, 1967

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    Some recent signs of reaction against prevailing Soviet doctrinal emphasis on missiles

    Over the past few years, the primacy of strategic missile forces has become a tenet of Soviet military doctrine. It would now appear, judging from recently published Soviet military discussions, that a countertrend has begun--representing a reaction ...

    Dec 31, 1963

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    Reliability Science and Technology in Military and Industrial Contexts

    The paper presents general reliability models and outlines the major topics in reliability science and technology.

    Dec 31, 1962

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    Comments on Lomov's ''Soviet Military Doctrine''

    Comments on the May 1963 brochure by Colonel-General Professor N. A. Lomav.

    Dec 31, 1962

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    The Indonesian Doctrine of Territorial Warfare and Territorial Management

    The author found that the general mental and emotional climate in Indonesia had changed markedly since his previous visit and predicted that the Soviet military assistance program could lead to Indonesian expansionism or even to Soviet-Indonesian military

    Dec 31, 1962

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    Soviet limited war doctrine

    An examination of Soviet views on limited war. Since by definition the Soviet Union is not aggressive, it is said to stand in no need of a limited war doctrine. Limited war is thus ignored in Soviet military dictrine. Despite habitual Soviet denials ...

    Dec 31, 1962

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    Logistics research and management science

    A discussion of the many useful contributions made to the management of the logistics system of the United States Air Force through the application of research techniques. In particular, the author describes the broad nature of the military environme...

    Dec 31, 1958

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    Techniques of Systems Analysis

    A section of a proposed book on military planning in an uncertain world. The material has been gathered from a series of lectures given for the RAND Systems Analysis course.

    Dec 31, 1955

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    Military Doctrine of Decision and the von Neumann Theory of Games

    An analysis of the military doctrine of command decision in the light of the theory of games.

    Dec 31, 1950

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    Michael H. Decker

    Director Marine Forces Programs, Senior International/Defense Research Analyst
    Education M.S. in strategic intelligence, Nat'l Defense Intelligence College; M.A. in government/national security studies, Georgetown University

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    Michael Johnson

    Defense Research Analyst, Sr
    Education M.A. in theater operations, Command & General Staff College; M.A. in international relations, Monterey Institute of International Studies; M.A. in strategic studies, Command & Gen. Staff College; B.S. in European studies, U.S. Military Academy at West Point

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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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    Michael E. Linick

    Director, Personnel, Training, and Health Program, RAND Arroyo Center; Senior International / Defense Researcher
    Education BA in politics, University of California, Santa Cruz; MA in national security, Georgetown; MA in security studies, Army War College; MA in world politics, Catholic University

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    Laurinda L. Rohn

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in public policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; B.S. in mathematics and computer science, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Stephan B. Seabrook

    Senior Defense Analyst
    Education M.A. in international relations & international economics, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; B.A. in economics; government, Bowdoin College