Are U.S. Military Interventions Contagious over Time? Intervention Timing and Its Implication for Force Planning

Are U.S. Military Interventions Contagious over Time? Intervention Timing and Its Implication for Force Planning

Are U.S. Military Interventions Contagious over Time? Intervention Timing and Its Implication for Force Planning

Are U.S. Military Interventions Contagious over Time? Intervention Timing and Its Implication for Force Planning

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This report documents the results of one task supporting the project “Improving Data Collection to Inform Future Planning.” The task considered how data could be used more effectively to inform long-range Army force planning. The report should be of interest to force planners across the defense analytical community, particularly those involved in applying quantitative techniques to long-range planning challenges. The information cutoff date for this document is September 2011.

This research was sponsored by the Army Quadrennial Defense Review Office in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, Headquarters, Department of the Army, and was conducted within RAND Arroyo Center’s Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program. RAND Arroyo Center, part of the RAND Corporation, is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the United States Army.

The Project Unique Identification Code (PUIC) for the project that produced this document is HQD115824.

For more information on RAND Arroyo Center, contact the Director of Operations (telephone 310-393-0411, extension 6419; fax 310-451-6952; email Marcy_ Agmon@rand.org) or visit Arroyo’s website at http://www.rand.org/ard/.

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