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The successful deployment of a military force involves the movement of troops and materiel in response to a regional threat and the ability to sustain this force until the military objective is achieved. RAND has extensive experience evaluating and providing supportable recommendations to military decisionmakers to ensure rapid and sustainable deployments to counter regional threats.

  • Iraqi army force are seen in frontline to fight against Islamic State (IS) militants in Khrbadan village in the city of Qayyarah, 55 km south of Mosul, Iraq, on April 9, 2016, photo by Yaser Jawad/Xinhua/Alamy Live News

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    Iraqi Army Will to Fight

    Jan 11, 2022

    In summer 2014, the Iraqi Army imploded, breaking and scattering in the face of attacks from Islamic State fighters. How can U.S. advisors help strengthen Iraqi Army will to fight and overall combat effectiveness?

  • At sea aboard USS Hue City, view of the guided missile cruiser USS Vicksburg and the guided missile destroyers USS Roosevelt, USS Carney, and USS The Sullivans during an exercise, December 2003, photo by U.S. Navy

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    What Would a Strategy of Restraint Mean for U.S. Security Policy?

    Mar 31, 2022

    If the United States adopted a grand strategy of restraint in the Asia-Pacific, how would its posture in the region change and how would it determine when to use force? What warfighting scenarios involving the defense of Japan could guide defense planning?

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    Aircraft Compartment Design Criteria for the Army Deployment Mission

    An examination of U.S. cargo airlift capability in connection with the Army deployment mission. The bulk of Army deployment cargo is vehicular, unlike the small units typical of peacetime cargo.

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    Brandon Corbin

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    Abby Doll

    Codirector, Center for Gaming; RAND Liaison for U.S. Army Pacific; Policy Analyst
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    Michael E. Linick

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    M. Wade Markel

    Director, Forces and Logistics Program, RAND Arroyo Center; Senior Political Scientist
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    Michael J. Mazarr

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    Security Review Coordinator, RAND Project AIR FORCE
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    Daniel M. Romano

    Senior Technical Analyst
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    Jonathan P. Wong

    Associate Director, Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program, RAND Arroyo Center; Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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