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Invisible Wounds of War

Invisible Wounds of War: Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery

Edited by Terri Tanielian and Lisa H. Jaycox

Paperback • 498 pages • ISBN: 978-0-8330-4454-9
Since October 2001, approximately 1.64 million U.S. troops have been deployed for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom in Afghanistan and Iraq. Early evidence suggests that many returning service members may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. Traumatic brain injury is also a major concern. But there is limited evidence about the scope of the problem or the most effective treatments. RAND conducted a comprehensive study of the post-deployment health-related needs associated with these conditions, the health care system in place to meet those needs, gaps in the system, and the costs associated with these conditions and with providing quality health care to those in need.
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Small Ships in Theater Security Cooperation

Cover: MG-698

By Robert W. Button et al.

The U.S. Navy asked RAND to analyze necessary small vessel characteristics, focusing on theater security cooperation (TSC) operations with other militaries in sub-Saharan Africa. In response, the authors developed concepts of operation for employing small ships in TSC, translated TSC tasks into required capabilities, and derived recommended ship characteristics from these capabilities.
Paperback • 72 pages ISBN: 978-0-8330-4400-6 List Price: $21.50 Discounted Web Price: $19.35
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The Challenge of Nuclear-Armed Regional Adversaries

Cover: MG-635

By David Ochmanek and Lowell H. Schwartz

To improve the United States' military and political leverage in situations involving nuclear-armed adversaries, a great deal more needs to be done to develop field capabilities, such as multilayered theater missile defenses and improved surveillance and target-tracking capabilities, that can prevent the enemy's use of nuclear weapons.
Paperback • 78 pages ISBN: 978-0-8330-4232-3 List Price: $21.00 Discounted Web Price: $18.90
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