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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 Fundamentals of Military Readiness

The Fundamentals of Military Readiness

Each year the Department of Defense (DOD) requests and Congress authorizes and appropriates billions of dollars in Operations and Maintenance (O&M) funding to support what the DOD calls readiness. Additionally,…

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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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Defense Primer: Security Cooperation

Defense Primer: Security Cooperation

The Department of Defense (DOD) uses the term security cooperation (SC) to refer broadly to DOD interactions with foreign security establishments. SC activities include: *transferring defense articles and services, *military-to-military…

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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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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: 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 : Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Capabilities

Defense Primer : Ground Based Strategic Deterrent...

On September 8, 2020, the United States Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $13.3 billion contract to develop a new nuclear missile, the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), intended…

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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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Future of Defense Task Force Report 2020

Future of Defense Task Force Report 2020

The gravity and complexity of threats emerging to challenge the United States is proliferating as technological advancements in artificial intelligence, quantum information science, and biotechnology transform society and weaponry at…

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Defense Primer: Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps

Defense Primer: Senior Reserve Officer Training...

The Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps (SROTC)— more commonly referred to as the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)—is an officer training and scholarship program for postsecondary students authorized under Chapter…

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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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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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