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Military intelligence includes information on other countries' military forces, plans, and operations gained through a variety of collection methods. RAND analyzes this intelligence to help civilian policymakers and military leaders understand political and military trends around the world, the sources of potential regional conflict, and emerging threats to the global security environment, and provides recommendations on how best to employ information-gathering techniques and technologies.

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    Artificial Intelligence Systems in Intelligence Analysis

    Aug 26, 2021

    The U.S. military and intelligence community have shown interest in using artificial intelligence systems to support intelligence analysis. But deploying AI systems in a national security context requires the ability to measure how well they will perform in the context of their mission.

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    Civilian Casualties: Lessons from the Battle for Raqqa

    Jul 1, 2022

    The United States' emphasis on minimizing civilian harm in Raqqa, Syria, was quite clear and strong up and down the chain of command. But the way in which the U.S. military waged war in Raqqa too often undercut that commitment. The Pentagon asked RAND to find out what happened.

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    Amado Cordova

    Senior Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in electrical engineering, Stanford University; M.S. in electrical engineering, Stanford University; Diplome d'ingenieur in electrical engineering, Ecole Superieure d'Electricite; B.S. in physics, Univ. Autonoma Metropolitana

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    Michael H. Decker

    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; B.A. in business administration, University of Notre Dame

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    Joslyn Fleming

    Defense Policy Researcher
    Education M.A. in international affairs - africa regional concentration, The George Washington University; B.S. in political science, United States Naval Academy

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    Aaron B. Frank

    Senior Information Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in computational social science, George Mason University; M.A. in national security studies, Georgetown University; B.A. in political science, Boston University

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    Ryan Haberman

    Policy Analyst
    Education MA in international policy, Texas A&M University Bush School of Government; BA in international studies, Texas A&M University; AA in Arabic Studies, Defense Language Institute

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    Myron Hura

    Senior Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in environmental science and engineering, University of California, Los Angeles; M.S. in engineering, University of California, Los Angeles; B.S., U.S. Naval Academy

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    Anthony Jacques

    Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND
    Education B.S. in foreign area studies, United States Air Force Academy

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    Bradley M. Knopp

    Senior International / Defense Researcher
    Education BA in political science, Furman University; MA in political science, Georgetown University; Cert in national security studies, National War College

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    Sherrill Lingel

    Director, Force Modernization and Employment Program, RAND Project Air Force; Senior Engineer; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering, University of Washington; M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics, University of Washington; B.S. in aeronautical engineering, University of Virginia

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    Gary McLeod

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education M.S. in astronomy, CalTech (California Institute of Technology); B.S. in physics, University of Minnesota

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    Christopher A. Mouton

    Acting Director, Acquisition and Technology Policy Center; Senior Engineer; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. and Ph.D. in aero/astro engineering, California Institute of Technology (Caltech); B.S. in aero/astro engineering, University of Texas

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    Erin Rebhan

    Head of Strategic Communications, RAND Homeland Security Research Division
    Education Ph.D. in Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature, University of California, Santa Barbara; B.A. in Spanish and Geology, St. Norbert College

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    David Stebbins

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education M.A. in international affairs, Columbia University; B.A. in social science, Castleton State College

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    Colby P. Steiner

    Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in physical chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.S. in chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

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