Veteran Narratives of Support for Extremist Groups and Beliefs
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by Ryan Andrew Brown; Todd C. Helmus; Rajeev Ramchand
13h ago
The report examines how U.S. military veterans describe their endorsement of extremist groups and beliefs, their experiences in the military and transition to veteran status, and their path to their current beliefs and perspectives ..read more
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The U.S.–China Rivalry in a New Medieval Age
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by RAND Corporation
13h ago
Trends like weakening governments and fragmenting societies suggest that the era of industrial superpowers is over and we've entered a new medieval age. The U.S.-China rivalry may have more in common with the fitful conflicts of the 14th century than with the cataclysmic world wars of the 20th ..read more
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U.S. Military Theories of Victory for a War with the People's Republic of China
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by Jacob L. Heim; Zachary Burdette; Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga
1M ago
The authors of this paper consider how the United States can prevail in a limited war with the People’s Republic of China while managing escalation ..read more
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Has Trust in the U.S. Intelligence Community Eroded?
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by Christopher Dictus; Yuliya Shokh; Isabelle Nazha; Marek N. Posard; Richard S. Girven; Sina Beaghley; Anthony Vassalo
1M ago
Researchers explored whether and to what degree trust in intelligence predictions has degraded over time and what factors might have driven any perceived or real changes in the relationship between U.S. policymakers and the intelligence community ..read more
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Towards AUKUS Collaboration on Responsible Military Artificial Intelligence
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by Austin Wyatt; James Ryseff; Elisa Yoshiara; Benjamin Boudreaux; Marigold Black; James Black
2M ago
The authors investigate the challenges and barriers that could inhibit or prevent the co-development of artificial intelligence (AI) between the United States and its closest allies and partners ..read more
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How Gender Diversity Improves Defense Operations
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by RAND Corporation
2M ago
It's U.S. defense policy to make sure women play a meaningful role in matters of war, peace, and security. This includes embedding women's perspectives in decisionmaking. Real-world examples show the benefits of applying a gender lens to military planning and operations ..read more
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Intellectual Firepower
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by Charles A. Goldman; Paul W. Mayberry; Nathan Thompson; Travis Hubble; Katheryn Giglio
3M ago
The authors describe the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) officer professional military education system, compare it with civilian institutions, analyze effects of possible changes, and identify opportunities to further align it to DoD’s needs ..read more
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Plagues, Cyborgs, and Supersoldiers
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by Luke J. Matthews; Mary Lee; Brandon De Bruhl; Daniel Elinoff; Christopher A. Eusebi
3M ago
Advancements in biotechnology have renewed questions about how biotechnologies might be used in battle. The authors of this report explore how these technologies can affect the human body, and how the human body can become a warfighting domain ..read more
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The Dynamic Retention Model
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by Michael G. Mattock; Beth J. Asch
4M ago
This report summarizes decades of RAND Corporation research on the dynamic retention model, a model particularly suited to assess major structural changes in compensation systems, such as that of the U.S. military and civil service institutions ..read more
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China’s Global Energy Interconnection
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by Fiona Quimbre; Ismael Arciniegas Rueda; Henri van Soest; Jon Schmid; Howard J. Shatz; Timothy R. Heath; Michal Meidan; Andrea Wullner; Paul Deane; James Glynn; Liam Regan
4M ago
The authors of this report demystify the potential global security implications associated with the Global Energy Interconnection—China’s important but poorly understood initiative to establish a global power grid ..read more
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