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Authors: Thomas S. Szayna, Kevin F. McCarthy, Jerry M. Sol
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: exist, matter, states, united, military, gap, civil
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2007
ISBN-10: 0833041576
ISBN-13: 9780833041579

What is the potential for a divergence in views among civilian and military elites (sometimes referred to as the civil-military gap) to undermine military effectiveness? The authors propose a five-stage analytical framework that encompasses the main areas where a civil-military gap might have an impact. Using an existing survey-based dataset (prepared and administered by the Triangle Institute for Security Studies) to inform this framework, they find a variety of differences among the military and civilian respondents. However, most of those differences disappeared when the authors focused on

Author: Carol R. Schuster
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: management, attention, needed, continued, start, housing, privatization, slow, military
Number of Pages: 58
Published: 1998-06
ISBN-10: 0788177869
ISBN-13: 9780788177866

Discusses the DoD's new military housing program known as the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, which allows and encourages private sector financing, ownership, operation, and maintenance of military housing. DoD hopes that this initiative will improve military housing faster and more economically than could be achieved if only traditional military construction appropriations were used. Reviews the implementation of the new initiative to (1) measure progress to date, (2) assess issues associated with privatizing military housing, and (3) determine whether the new initiative is being i

Author: Sharon Cekala
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: further, evaluation, merit, changes, retirement, possible, military
Number of Pages: 56
Published: 1996-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788178571
ISBN-13: 9780788178573

Changes made to the design of many civilian retirement systems over the past 2 decades, along with increasing federal budget pressures, have focused attention on whether the military retirement system is best designed to efficiently meet the needs of the DoD and members of the military services. This report addresses: (1) military retirement costs, (2) the role of military retirement in shaping and managing U.S. forces, and (3) proposed changes to modernize the system and contribute to more efficient force management. Charts and tables.

Author: William Landay
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: foreign, sales, military, facts, september, historical, security, construction, cooperation
Number of Pages: 150
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 1437941346
ISBN-13: 9781437941340

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Contents of this annual collection of tables: Narrative Description of Statistical Tables; Foreign Military Sales Agreements; Foreign Military Construction Sales Agreements; Foreign Military Sales Deliveries; Foreign Military Construction Sales Deliveries; Foreign Military Financing Program; Commercial Exports Licensed under Arms Export Control Act; Military Assistance Program Merger Funds; Military Assistance Program; Military Assistance Program Deliveries/Expenditures; Map Excess Defense Articles Program -- Acquisition Cost; Ma

Author: Charles A. Henning
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: developments, recent, background, retirement, military
Number of Pages: 18
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 1437939732
ISBN-13: 9781437939736

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. The military retirement system is a non-contributory, defined benefit system that has historically been viewed as a significant incentive in retaining a career military force. Congress grapples with constituent concerns as well as budgetary constraints when considering military retirement issues. While congressionally mandated changes to the military retirement system have been infrequent, any potential future changes are closely monitored by current and future retirees, and the vets¿ service org. who support them. Contents of t

Authors: Margaret C. Harrell, Nelson Lim, Laura Werber Cas
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: military, education, employment, challenges, working, spouse
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2004
ISBN-10: 0833036564
ISBN-13: 9780833036568

The characteristics of U.S. military life are generally well known-deployments, frequent relocation, long and unpredictable work schedules, and so on. But these factors also restrict the ability of service members

Author: David Fastabend
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: authorities, civil, aid, military
Number of Pages: 51
Published: 1999-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788175246
ISBN-13: 9780788175244

Contains three articles examining various aspects of military aid to civilians. Addresses the categorization of conflict, lessons in command and control learned from the Los Angeles riots, and military involvement in the drug war. Charts and tables.
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