Posts tagged as RAND

U.S. think-tank offers Baltic defense thoughts

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

U.S. defense think-tank the Rand Corporation has produced a new report titled Deterring Russian Aggression in the Baltic States. The report says: “These three countries are vulnerable to low-level, hybrid, and full-scale attacks by Russian special operations and regular military forces deployed close to their borders” and that there is an “imbalance between Russian and NATO conventional forces deployed in the Baltic region.” It then posits various acronym-heavy remedies, many involving the concept…

‘Army Strong’ is weak when it comes to lobbying for dollars on Capitol Hill, report finds

Friday, March 1, 2019

“Army Strong” might be its motto, but on the bureaucratic battlefield for resources the military’s largest branch is weaker than the other services, which have the edge in self-promotion, a new RAND report says. “The sense one gets is of the Army as a bit too selfless, too concerned with service over self-interest and competition,” the RAND Corporation argued in a study into how the services compete. “This further implies…

The Baltic suicide: How Washington recruits the guerrillas

By Lukas Ramonas on Monday, August 13, 2018

All of us are witnesses of US Special Operations Forces (SOF) continued activity in the Baltic region. This fact is demonstrated by the participation of the V-22 Osprey convertoplanes in the military exercises, which take place in the Baltic countries regularly. The US SOF staff are studying the Baltic battlefield diligently – this is how NATO considers the territory of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. It`s necessary to mention that the…