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Defense Health Primer: Military Vaccinations

Defense Health Primer: Military Vaccinations

The Department of Defense (DOD) administers a variety of force health protection (FHP) measures to “promote, protect, improve, conserve, and restore” the health and well-being of servicemembers. These measures include…

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The Army in Military Competition

The Army in Military Competition

Military competition encompasses the range of activities and operations employed to achieve political objectives and to deny adversaries the ability to achieve objectives prejudicial to the United States. Armed conflict…

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China Military Power Report

China Military Power Report

The Department of Defense released its annual report on the ‘Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China (PRC)’ to Congress, referred to as the China Military Power…

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Defense Primer: National Security Space Launch

Defense Primer: National Security Space Launch

The National Security Space Launch (NSSL) is a U.S. government program that enables acquisition of launch services, aimed at ensuring continued access to space for critical national security missions. The…

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Defense Primer: Military Use of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

Defense Primer: Military Use of the...

This paper explores the military’s use of the electromagentic spectrum regarding governance, spectrum allocation and electronic warfare.

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Defense Primer: United States Transportation Command

Defense Primer: United States Transportation...

United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM or TRANSCOM) is a Department of Defense (DOD) functional combatant command responsible for providing air, land, and sea transportation to meet national security needs. TRANSCOM’s…

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Defense Primer: Military Use of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

Defense Primer: Military Use of the...

Since the introduction of the two-way radio in the early 1900s, militaries have been interested in the electromagnetic spectrum (“the spectrum”). The proliferation of spectrum-dependent systems in all military domains—air,…

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Potential Military Roles for Supersonic Transports

Potential Military Roles for Supersonic Transports

A new generation of supersonic (faster than the speed of sound in level flight, also called Mach 1) passenger aircraft is now under development. Using “low-boom” technology developed through NASA…

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Defense Primer: Ballistic Missile Defense

Defense Primer: Ballistic Missile Defense

In 1975, the Army began funding research into hit-to-kill or kinetic energy interceptors. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is charged with the mission to develop, test, and field an integrated,…

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Emerging Military Technologies: Background and Issues for Congress

Emerging Military Technologies: Background and...

Members of Congress and Pentagon officials are increasingly focused on developing emerging military technologies to enhance U.S. national security and keep pace with U.S. competitors. The U.S. military has long…

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The Rise and Decline of U.S Military Culture Programs

The Rise and Decline of U.S Military Culture...

This project is intended to capture experiences and lessons learned during a remarkable time period, roughly 2004–2020, during which the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) experimented with a broad range…

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The Marine Corps War College: Strategy Primer

The Marine Corps War College: Strategy Primer

The vision of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for professional military education is clear: the Marine Corps War College (MCWAR) needs to help prepare Joint leaders, senior staff officers, and…

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Institutional Cybersecurity From Military Perspective

Institutional Cybersecurity From Military...

Individuals are at the bottom of the cybersecurity pyramid, followed by institutions, businesses, and military organizations in the middle, and finally, the government at the top. All levels of government…

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Russia’s War in Ukraine: Military and Intelligence Aspects

Russia’s War in Ukraine: Military and Intelligence...

This report addresses Russian and Ukrainian military and intelligence aspects of the war, which are of interest to many in Congress as Congress considers various legislative measures and conducts oversight…

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Emerging Military Technologies: Background and Issues for Congress

Emerging Military Technologies: Background and...

This report provides an overview of selected emerging military technologies in the United States, China, and Russia such as artificial intelligence, lethal autonomous weapons, hypersonic weapons, directed energy weapons, biotechnology,…

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