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ISBN: 0833016474, 9780833016478
Authors: Thomas S. Szayna, Graham Fuller, Robert Howe, Brian Nichiporuk, K. Jack Riley, Ashley J. Tellis, James A. Winnefeld
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Keywords: war, era, supplemental, materials, cold, post, intrastate, conflict, implications, army, intervention
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The Arroyo Center conducted a study aimed at helping the Army identify the issues and some of the answers associated with the currents and changes in intrastate conflict in the wake of the Cold War. This report is the supplemental volume to the main report of the study, MR-554/1-A. The bulk of it is devoted to describing six speculative "case studies," drawn from a global survey of actual and pote......
Author: Richard Fallon
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Keywords: allocation, strategic, air, command, resource, implications, based, modeling, analysis, tool, rule
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Examines the potential of rule-based modeling as an analysis tool for investigating resource allocation policy issues.Focus is on resource allocation within B-52 flying organizations of the Strategic Air Command (SAC). A rule-based computer system, DOSS (Decision Oriented Scheduling System), is demonstrated to provide a valid model of many variables that affect resource allocation of aircrews and ......
ISBN: 0833046152, 9780833046154
Authors: Lois M. Davis, Michael Pollard, Jeremiah Goulka, Katherine Mack, Russell Lundberg, Paul Steinberg
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Keywords: implications, security, relaxing, mailbox, monopoly, safety, public, united, states, postal, service, role
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The United States Postal Service (USPS) has long held a statutory monopoly to deliver mail to mailboxes (the Mailbox Rule). Critics have argued against it, mainly on economic, anti-monopoly grounds and on property rights grounds for mailbox owners. But relaxing the Mailbox Rule may have ramifications in other areas — in particular, public safety and security. Based on descriptive analysis of......
ISBN: 030916124X, 9780309161244
Authors: Diana E. Pankevich, Theresa Wizemann,, Bruce M. Altevogt, Rapporteurs; Forum On Neuroscience, Nervous System Disorders; Institute Of Medicine
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: research, workshop, summary, neuroscience, translational, differences, implications, sex
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Biological differences between the sexes influence not only individual health but also public health, biomedical research, and health care. The Institute of Medicine held a workshop March 8-9, 2010, to discuss sex differences and their implications for translational neuroscience research, which bridges the gap between scientific discovery and application.......
ISBN: 0833033557, 9780833033550
Authors: John Gordon, Brian Nichiporuk
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Keywords: modernization, army, implications, futures, alternative
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As it carries out its long-term force structure and modernization plans, one useful approach for the Army to take is based on the analysis of “alternative futures.” Having developed several plausible alternative futures (looking out roughly 25 years), the authors describe each one’s possible implications for the Army’s likely missions and the forces required for those missi......
ISBN: 0833012657, 9780833012654
Authors: Peter Jacobson, James P. Kahan, Peter Noehrenberg
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Keywords: implications, bundling, organizations, maintenance, care, health, postacute
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Recent structural changes in health care delivery suggest that the formerly distinct managed care and fee-for-service (FFS) sectors are becoming increasingly blended. Many health care policymakers are interested in exploring whether managed care innovations can be applied to FFS providers. In this report, the authors closely examine the potential for one such blend--namely, expanding the prospecti......
ISBN: 0833004298, 9780833004291
Authors: Julie Davanzo, William Butz
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Keywords: family, malaysian, life, implications, survey, policy, fertility, planning, birthspacing, program
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Since the 1950s, fertility has fallen in each of Malaysia's three main ethnic groups — Malays, Chinese, and Indians.This report discusses some of the factors that contributed to these fertility trends and differentials. The authors begin by briefly summarizing the conceptual framework that has guided their analyses and by describing trends in birthspacing, breastfeeding, and contraceptive us......
ISBN: 0833010999, 9780833010995
Authors: Susan J. Bodilly, Frank Camm, Richard Y. Pei
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Keywords: procurements, implications, multiyear, aircraft, air, force, analysis
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In response to a congressional mandate that the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) institute a program management initiative for the B-2 Advanced Technology Bomber Program, the OSD asked RAND to provide research and analytic support for a strategy to reduce B-2 procurement costs. This report, part of that effort, examines several past uses of multiyear procurement contracting by the Air Forc......
Author: Owen J. Hill
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Keywords: aircraft, modifications, future, capability, implications, military, air, assessing, current, state, force
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The research presented in this dissertation began as a part of a study examining the costing of modifying Air Force weapon systems. Over the same time that the concept for the dissertation was evolving, the Air Force leadership was directing a significant amount of funding to research the past and present state of aircraft modifications with the goal of developing good modification policies for th......
ISBN: 0833045628, 9780833045621
Authors: John Gordon, Robert W. Button, Karla J. Cunningham, Toy I. Reid, Irv Blickstein, Peter A. Wilson, Andreas Goldthau
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Keywords: implications, navy, strategic, planning, iran, china, trends, united, states, domestic
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The U.S. Navy faces uncertainty about the degree to which it will have to prepare for a high-end future conflict against a powerful, well-armed opponent versus the so-called Long War against rogue nations and terrorist organizations. The answer depends to a large extent on the evolution of U.S. relations with China and Iran and the future of the United States itself. To help the Navy understand ho......
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