Military Transformation

RAND research on military transformation—the adjustment of a nation's military to achieve a specified objective—analyzes four major issues: force structure, modernization, readiness, and sustainability. RAND provides decisionmakers with recommendations on all aspects of planning and strategy to maximize the effectiveness, continuity, and innovation of a nation's force as it adapts to technological, cultural, and other significant changes.

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    Chinese military modernization : motives, objectives, and requirements

    Chinese military modernization : motives, objectives, and requirements

    Jan 1, 1997

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    Prospects for Russian Military R&D

    Examines the Russian military's options for achieving weapons modernization and new weapons development through either a revitalized state military research and development (R&D) sector or a robust civil scientific and technical (S&T) sector.

    Jan 1, 1996

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    China's Air Force: The Long March to Modernization

    There is little possibility of China's air force emerging as a serious global offensive threat in the early 21st century, given current and expected political, economic, and military conditions.

    Jan 1, 1995

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    German, British, and French Military Requirements and Resources to the Year 2005

    Compares the financial requirements of German, British, and French military modernization goals into the next century with a range of budgetary resources, assuming that current capabilities have been sufficient to deter aggressive action ...

    Jan 1, 1992

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    Gorbachev's program for economic modernization and reform: some important political-military implications

    This paper is the text of a presentation before the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, Subcommittee on National Security, Economics and Trade, on September 19, 1987. It examines the interrelationship between the two aspects of Mikhail Gorbachev'...

    Jan 1, 1987

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    Anticipating escalation in sealift planning

    Sealift will play a key role in any significant U.S. military contingency, regardless of the specifics of the scenario. U.S. sealift capabilities are now in a state of dangerous disrepair; it is clear that transport fleet modernization is a must. It ...

    Jan 1, 1983

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    China's Military Modernization, Policy, and Strategy

    A brief review of developments in Chinese military policy since the fall of 1976.

    Jan 1, 1980

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    Defense Modernization in the People's Republic of China

    Briefly reviews the strategies Chinese decisionmakers have used since 1949 to modernize their defense establishment.

    Jan 1, 1979

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    John Birkler

    Senior Fellow
    Education M.S. in physics, University of South Carolina; B.S. in physics, Roanoke College

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    Rick Brennan, Jr.

    Senior Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in political science/international relations, University of California, Los Angeles; M.S. in political science/international relations, University of California, Los Angeles; B.S. in criminal justice, Arizona State University

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    James S. Chow

    Director, Force Modernization and Employment Program, RAND Project AIR FORCE; Senior Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, Stanford University; M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics, Stanford University; B.S. in mechanical engineering, University of California, San Diego

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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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    John G. Drew

    Senior Defense Analyst
    Education B.S. in project management, American Intercontinental University

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    Bruce Held

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education J.D., University of Maryland School of Law; M.S. in aerospace engineering, Stanford University; B.S. in general engineering and Russian, United States Military Academy, West Point

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    Kenneth Horn

    Adjunct Senior Engineer
    Education M.S. in mechanical engineering, Rice University; B.A. in mechanical engineering, Rice University; Ph.D. in aero/astro engineering, Stanford University

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    M. Wade Markel

    Senior Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in history, Harvard University; M.A. in history, Harvard University; B.S. in history, US Mil Academy at West Point

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    John Matsumura

    Senior Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in engineering and public policy, Carnegie Mellon University; M.S. in engineering mechanics, Pennsylvania State University; B.S. in aerospace engineering, Pennsylvania State University

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    William Shelton

    Senior Engineer
    Education M.S. in aero/astro engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology; B.S. in aero/astro engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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    John D. Winkler

    Director, Forces and Resources Policy Center; Senior Behavioral Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in social psychology, Harvard University; B.A. in psychology, University of Pennsylvania