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The RAND National Security Research Division (NSRD) conducts research and analysis for the U.S. government, U.S. allies, and private foundations. The division operates the National Defense Research Institute (NDRI), a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC).

Commentary

  • An Iranian mourner holds a picture of late General Qassem Soleimani as people gather to mourn him in Tehran, Iran, January 4, 2020, photo by Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Reuters

    How Will Iran Respond to Soleimani's Killing—and Where Will the Escalation End?

    Jan 7, 2020

    春秋棋牌官方平台Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani's death will reverberate in the Middle East region for a long time. The United States must know its end game and be able to respond to this changing landscape of its own making, without stumbling into another full-fledged conflict that the Trump administration itself, Congress, and the American people have said they do not want.

  • Members of Iraqi security forces in front of U.S. Embassy during a protest, in Baghdad, Iraq, January 1, 2020, photo by Khalid Al Mousily/Reuters

    Baghdad Siege Wasn't Benghazi, and Never Will Be

    Jan 6, 2020

    Given the heightened tension between the United States and Iran and the ongoing instability in Iraq, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad may very well be attacked again. If such an attack were to be successful, it would be more akin to the fall of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon than the U.S. mission in Benghazi.

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Latest Publications

  • A soldier aims a portable anti-aircraft weapon at a target

    Acquisition and Use of MANPADS Against Commercial Aviation

    春秋棋牌官方平台Dec 30, 2019

    春秋棋牌官方平台Since 1975, upwards of 60 civilian aircraft have been hit by surface-to-air missile platforms known as man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS), resulting in the deaths of over 1,000 civilians. This report provides an analysis of the key issues of this international security challenge.

  • A rifleman with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment

    An Examination of the Methodology for Awarding Imminent Danger Pay and Hostile Fire Pay

    Nov 18, 2019

    To recognize the risks faced by service members in the line of duty, the U.S. Department of Defense offers special pays and benefits to eligible personnel. RAND researchers examine the methodology for awarding hostile fire pay and imminent danger pay, and explore whether a different approach, such as one based on deployment or operations, might be more effective and efficient.

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