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Countering the new terrorism by sai Lai( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contours of terrorism are changing, and the new terrorism has more diverse sources, motivations, and tactics than the old. It is more lethal, global in reach, and characterized by network forms of organization. Terrorist sponsorship is becoming hazier and "privatized." The August 1998 terrorist bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania fit in many ways the new mold. The chapters in this book trace the evolution of international terrorism against civilian and U.S. military targets, look ahead to where terrorism is going, and assess how it might be contained. Terrorism and counterterrorism are placed in strategic perspective, including how terrorism might be applied as an asymmetric strategy by less-capable adversaries. The report builds on a existing body of RAND research on terrorism and political violence, and makes extensive use of the RAND-St. Andrews Chronology of International Terrorism
The 21st century at work : forces shaping the future workforce and workplace in the United States by Lynn A Karoly( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the forces that will continue to shape the U.S. workforce and workplace over the next 10 to 15 years? With its eye on forming sound policy and helping stakeholders in the private and public sectors make informed decisions, the U.S. Department of Labor asked RAND to look at the future of work. The authors analyze trends in and the implications of shifting demographic patterns, the pace of technological change, and the path of economic globalization
Invisible wounds of war : psychological and cognitive injuries, their consequences, and services to assist recovery by Terri L Tanielian( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive study of the post-deployment health-related needs associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, and traumatic brain injury among servicemembers returning from Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, the health care system in place to meet those needs, gaps in the care system, and the costs associated with these conditions and with providing quality health care to all those in need
Welfare reform in California : state and county implementation of CalWORKs in the first year( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program is California's response to the welfare reforms Congress set in motion in 1996. The most visible features of this program are its emphasis on moving welfare recipients from reliance on government cash assistance to work and toward self-sufficiency; its use of time limits and participation requirements; its provision of certain services, such as child care and job search assistance, to make participation easier; and its devolution of program authority from the state to the county level. This executive summary focuses on the four themes that have emerged from the authors' work to date: (1) Organizations have changed in response to the expanded mission of CalWORKs, despite limited time for planning. (2) Implementation is under way, but recipient compliance is low. (3) Counties currently have sufficient funds, but this may change. (4) Achieving earnings needed to achieve self-sufficiency before time limits expire is a challenge
Confronting "the enemy within" : security intelligence, the police, and counterterrorism in four democracies by Peter Chalk( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategic appraisal : the changing role of information in warfare by Zalmay Khalilzad( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advances in information technology have led us to rely on easy communication and readily available information--both in our personal lives and in the life of our nation. For the most part, we have rightly welcomed these changes. But information that is readily available is available to friend and foe alike; a system that relies on communication can become useless if its ability to communicate is interfered with or destroyed. Because this reliance is so general, attacks on the information infrastructure can have widespread effects, both for the military and for society. And such attacks can come from a variety of sources, some difficult or impossible to identify. This, the third volume in the Strategic Appraisal series, draws on the expertise of researchers from across RAND to explore the opportunities and vulnerabilities inherent in the increasing reliance on information technology, looking both at its usefulness to the warrior and the need to protect its usefulness for everyone. The Strategic Appraisal series is intended to review, for a broad audience, issues bearing on national security and defense planning
School-based drug prevention : what kind of drug use does it prevent? by Jonathan P Caulkins( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"School-based drug prevention programs target not only the use of illicit drugs such as marijuana but also licit substances such as alcohol and tobacco. These programs thus have the potential of benefiting society not only by reducing the violence and criminal justice costs associated with illicit drugs but also by reducing the health costs associated with abuse of alcohol and cigarettes. This opportunity for multiple benefits raises the interesting question, Which is most important? Is school-based drug prevention beneficial mainly as a weapon in the war against illegal drugs, or is it more valuable as a promoter of public health through reduction of licit-substance abuse? The authors analyze the costs and effectiveness of several scientifically evaluated drug prevention programs, along with the social costs of the use of various substances. They verify previous findings that the social benefits of drug prevention can exceed its costs, and they conclude that approximately two-thirds of the programs' value to the public stems from reduction in the use of alcohol and tobacco. Implications for program funding are drawn, and the limitations of prevention are discussed."--Jacket
The dynamic terrorist threat : an assessment of group motivations and capabilities in a changing world by Kim Cragin( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the war on terrorism wages on, our nation's policymakers will continue to face the challenge of assessing threats that various terrorist groups pose to the U.S. homeland and our interests abroad. As part of the RAND Corporation's yearlong "Thinking Strategically About Combating Terrorism" project, the authors of this report develop a way to assess and analyze the danger posed by various terrorist organizations around the world. The very nature of terrorism creates a difficulty in predicting new and emerging threats; however, by establishing these types of parameters, the report creates a fresh foundation of threat analysis on which future counterterrorism strategy may build
Chinese policy toward Russia and the Central Asian Republics by Mark Burles( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines the foundation of China's policies toward Russia and the five republics of Central Asia, identifies the combination of issues and environmental conditions likely to shape the policies' evolution, and assesses their potential impact on regional or global U.S. interests. After discussing why China has improved its relations with these countries, the report describes the goals of Chinese policies toward them. The report next examines the prospects for Sino-Russian and Sino-Central Asian relations, and how the development of these relations might affect U.S. interests
Sharing the dragon's teeth : terrorist groups and the exchange of new technologies by Kim Cragin( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Case studies of 11 terrorist groups in Mindanao, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and southwest Colombia show how these groups have exchanged technologies and knowledge in an effort to innovate (i.e., improve their operational capabilities). The analysis provides national security policymakers with insight into the innovation process and suggests ways that government policies can create barriers to terrorists' adoption of new technologies
Political violence and stability in the states of the Northern Persian Gulf by Daniel Byman( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political violence threatens the lives of U.S. soldiers and the stability of U.S. allies throughout the world. This report examines the threat of political violence in the Persian Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates and the best means of reducing that threat. It assesses sources of discontent, common reasons for anti-regime politicization, potential triggers of violence, and the influence of foreign powers. The report then describes the strategies that regimes in the area have used to interfere with political organization and to counter violence in general. The report concludes by noting implications of political violence for both the United States and its allies in the Gulf, and by assessing the impact of various measures that could reduce violence: enacting political and economic reforms in the Gulf; changing the U.S. presence in the region through new basing and operational approaches; increasing a European role in Gulf security; coercing foreign powers that contribute to violence; strengthening the U.S.-Gulf partnership; and improving military-to-military ties
Countering al Qaeda : an appreciation of the situation and suggestions for strategy by Brian Michael Jenkins( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph reviews events since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and discusses the current state of al Qaeda and the kinds of actions that can be expected of it in the future. Al Qaeda constitutes the most serious immediate threat to the security of the United States, so the campaign against terrorism must remain focused. The monograph describes the central elements that must be emphasized in the next, more-complex phase of that campaign
Reducing gun violence : results from an intervention in East Los Angeles by George Tita( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violent crime, especially gun homicide, is concentrated in particular locations and populations, affects cities more than other areas of the United States and is more likely to be committed by and against young males. RAND was asked to assess whether an initiative to reduce gun violence that had been successful in Boston could be adapted for use elsewhere. Researchers selected a 15-square-mile area in East Los Angeles where inter-gang rivalries were prevalent for a similar intervention. The intervention included increased police presence, more stringent enforcement of housing codes for properties used by gang members, more stringent enforcement of parole and probation conditions, referral of gun law violations to federal prosecutors, and rapid application of these elements after each violent incident--in addition to social service components. However, a walk-by shooting and resulting double homicide triggered implementation of the intervention before the latter component was widely available. The researchers found that the intervention helped reduce violent and gang crime in the targeted districts, both during and immediately after implementation. The intervention did not disperse crime from the targeted areas and gangs to others; crime decreased in surrounding communities as well. However, the intervention was not implemented as designed, and it never developed in response to changing needs. For future similar projects to work beyond a trial period, city leaders should establish processes to support agencies in such collaborations, and more information on project costs should be collected
Mastering the ultimate high ground : next steps in the military uses of space by Benjamin S Lambeth( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author assesses the military space challenges that face the Air Force and the nation in light of the findings and recommendations of the congressionally mandated Space Commission, released in January 2001. After reviewing the main milestones in the Air Force's involvement in space since its creation as an independent service in 1947, he examines the circumstances that occasioned the Space Commission's creation, as well as the conceptual and organizational roadblocks that have impeded a more rapid growth of U.S. military space capability. He concludes that the Air Force faces five basic challenges with respect to space: continuing the operational integration of space with the three terrestrial warfighting mediums while ensuring the organizational differentiation of space from Air Force air; effectively wielding its newly granted military space executive-agent status; realizing a transparent DoD-wide budget category for space; showing progress toward fielding a meaningful space control capability while decoupling that progress from any perceived taint of force-application involvement; and making further progress toward developing and nurturing a cadre of skilled space professionals within the Air Force
The shape of Korea's future : South Korean attitudes toward unification and long-term security issues by Norman D Levin( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Koreans are moving beyond both the historical and Cold War legacies in their thinking about Korea's long-time security. This major conclusion, which emerges from this report analyzing South Korean attitudes toward unification and long-term security issues, is bolstered by additional findings suggesting potentially significant movement in almost all areas of South Korea's traditional security perspectives. This includes significantly reduced South Korean security anxieties and increased confidence in Korea's place in the regional and global orders. It also includes greater hesitance about reunification, markedly altered attitudes toward Japan, increased discernment about the role of the U.S.-Republic of Korea (ROK) alliance, and heightened uncertainty about the long-term value of the U.S. regional military presence. Such attitudes could have important implications for both U.S. policy and U.S.-ROK security relations
Past revolutions, future transformations : what can the history of revolutions in military affairs tell us about transforming the U.S. military? by Richard O Hundley( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advances in technology can bring about dramatic changes in military operations, often termed "revolutions in military affairs" or RMAs. Such technology-driven changes in military operations are not merely a recent phenomenon: they have been occurring since the dawn of history, they will continue to occur in the future, and they will continue to bestow a military advantage on the first nation to develop and use them. Accordingly, it is important to the continued vitality and robustness of the U.S. defense posture for the DoD R & D community to be aware of technology developments that could revolutionize military operations in the future, and for the U.S. military services to be on the lookout for revolutionary ways in which to employ those technologies in warfare. This report examines the history of past RMAs, to see what can be learned from them regarding the challenge confronting the DoD today, when it has set out on a concerted effort to bring about a technology-driven transformation of the U.S. military to achieve the operational goals outlined in Joint Vision 2010. Among its many findings are three of particular note: RMAs are rarely brought about by dominant players (such as the U.S. military is today). For a dominant player to bring about an RMA requires a receptive organizational climate, fostering a continually refined vision of how war may change in the future and encouraging vigorous debate regarding the future of the organization; senior officers with traditional credentials willing to sponsor new ways of doing things and able to establish new promotion pathways for junior officers practicing a new way of war; mechanisms for experimentation, to discover, learn, test and demonstrate new ideas; and ways of responding positively to the results of successful experiments, in terms of doctrinal changes, acquisition programs, and force structure modifications. The DoD has some of these elements today, but is missing others. The report makes specific suggestions regarding ways of filling in the missing elements. Doing these things will facilitate DoD's force transformation activities and help ensure that the next RMA is brought about by the United States. and not some other nation
The economic costs and implications of high-technology hardware theft by James N Dertouzos( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents the results of a study undertaken at the request of the American Electronics Association and a consortium of high-tech industries. Based on a nine-month survey of 95 firms, representing approximately 40 percent of the sales volume for the computer, semiconductor, hard disk drive, and cellular telephone industries, the authors estimate that direct costs of hardware theft are almost $250 million. Indirect costs (such as lost sales and expensive theft-reduction strategies) and industry losses could push total losses past $5 billion. Industry and consumers share the price of high-tech losses, but firms do not always have the economic incentive to invest in appropriate security measures. Since 1996, hardware theft has declined significantly, and recent security measures adopted by individual firms appear to be very cost-effective. The authors recommend more such investments and suggest that the largest payoff will come from anticipating what products are most vulnerable and devising targeted procedures to protect them. In addition, they recommend strengthening collaborative industry-law enforcement efforts to help track the threat, anticipate targets, and identify and disable stolen property
Lean logistics : high-velocity logistics infrastructure and the C-5 Galaxy by Timothy L Ramey( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report considers the effects of radically reducing the time required to move and repair aircraft on operation of the C-5 Galaxy airlift aircraft. It is part of a body of research defining and evaluating the concept of Lean Logistics for the U.S. Air Force. The analysis uses Air Force data to drive simulations of C-5 logistics operations and considers peacetime flying programs. This study finds that a high-velocity infrastructure would provide C-5 performance that is the same as or better than that provided by the current infrastructure across a wide range of conditions and circumstances. A high-velocity infrastructure would require only one-sixth the amount of inventory at one-third the cost of the current infrastructure."--Rand website
Welfare reform in California : results of the 1998 all-county implementation survey by Patricia A Ebener( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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in Undetermined and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The 21st century at work : forces shaping the future workforce and workplace in the United StatesInvisible wounds of war : psychological and cognitive injuries, their consequences, and services to assist recoveryWelfare reform in California : state and county implementation of CalWORKs in the first yearConfronting "the enemy within" : security intelligence, the police, and counterterrorism in four democraciesStrategic appraisal : the changing role of information in warfareSchool-based drug prevention : what kind of drug use does it prevent?The dynamic terrorist threat : an assessment of group motivations and capabilities in a changing worldChinese policy toward Russia and the Central Asian Republics