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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Recruiting and Retention: An Overview of FY2005 and FY2006 Results for Active and Reserve Component Enlisted Personnel
This report provides a brief overview of the recruiting and retention rates for Active and Reserve Component enlisted personnel during FY2005 and the first nine months of FY2006. Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the U.S. has launched several major military operations which have dramatically increased the operations tempo of the military services, required the large scale mobilization of reservists, and resulted in significant battle casualties. These factors have been particularly applicable to the Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard, which have shouldered the bulk of the manpower burden associated with the occupation of Iraq. Many observers have expressed concern that these factors might lead to lower recruiting and retention rates, thereby jeopardizing the vitality of today's all-volunteer military. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs10373/
Military Pay and Benefits: Key Questions and Answers
In the late 1990s, the military services were facing considerable recruiting and career retention problems. In responding, Congress was mindful of how inadequate pay had contributed to decreased recruit quality in the late 1970s. It authorized larger pay raises, increased special pays and bonuses, provided more recruiting resources, and repealed planned military retired pay reductions for future retirees. Debate continues over what kinds of pay and benefit increases are best for improving recruiting and retention. Of particular interest is the balance between across-the-board pay raises on the one hand, and ones targeted by grade, years of service, and occupational skill, on the other; and between cash compensation on the one hand and improvements in benefits such as housing, health care, and installation services on the other. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs10340/
Army Aviation: The RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter Issue
Although it has been a high priority Army program, a number of factors have complicated the RAH-66 Comanche program. Since its inception, the program has been restructured several times–postponing the initial operational capability (IOC) and increasing overall program costs. Presently, there is debate within the Army regarding whether the program should be reduced significantly to make funds available to pursue other modernization priorities. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs1146/
Arms Control and Strategic Nuclear Weapons: Unilateral vs. Bilateral Reductions
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Army Transformation and Modernization: Overview and Issues for Congress
The U.S. Army has begun an ambitious program intended to transform itself into a strategically responsive force dominant in all types of ground operations. As planned, its Objective Force will eventually meld all ongoing initiatives into a force based on a high-tech Future Combat System. This short report briefly describes the program and discusses issues of feasibility, viability, and affordability of potential interest to Congress. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs1598/
Naval Transformation: Background and Issues for Congress
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Military Pay and Benefits: Key Questions and Answers
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Recruiting, Retention, and Quality in the All-Volunteer Force
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Navy Ship Deployments: New Approaches - Background and Issues for Congress
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Military Pay and Benefits: Key Questions and Answers
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Naval Transformation: Background and Issues for Congress
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Nuclear Freeze: Arms Control Proposals
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Naval Transformation: Background and Issues for Congress
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Expanding Threat Reduction and Nonproliferation Programs: Concepts and Definitions
The report of the 9/11 Commission called for continued support for threat reduction assistance. H.R. 10, the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act, calls for a review of U.S. policy in this area. President Bush, Members of Congress, and analysts outside government have suggested that the United States provide threat reduction and nonproliferation assistance to nations outside the former Soviet Union. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs5838/
NATO Expansion: Cost Issues
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NATO Applicant States: A Status Report
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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U.S. Military and Iraqi Casualty Statistics: Additional Numbers and Explanations
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Military Pay and Benefits: Key Questions and Answers
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Military Pay and Benefits: Key Questions and Answers
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Military Pay and Benefits: Key Questions and Answers
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Military Pay and Benefits: Key Questions and Answers
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NATO's Evolving Role and Missions
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NATO Enlargement: Pro and Con Arguments
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Military Pay and Benefits: Key Questions and Answers
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NATO Enlargement: Pro and Con Arguments
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U.S. Military Dispositions: Fact Sheet
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Combating Terrorism: Are There Lessons to Be Learned from Foreign Experiences?
As the United States braces for possible repeated incidents of international terrorism in the United States, there may be lessons to be learned from the experiences of other countries which have suffered prolonged onslaughts of terrorism. The utility of each approach, as well as of specific measures, can depend on a variety of factors, including the nature and organization of a terrorist group, public attitudes toward it, and the depth of support for it. This paper looks briefly at some cases where judgments have been made on the effectiveness of different policy measures, and raises questions relating those outcomes to the current situation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs2541/
Iraq: Divergent Views on Military Action
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NATO Enlargement
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Iraq: Divergent Views on Military Action
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Iraq: Divergent Views on Military Action
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues
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Naval Transformation: Background and Issues for Congress
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Naval Transformation: Background and Issues for Congress
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NATO Enlargement
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Naval Transformation: Background and Issues for Congress
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NATO Enlargement
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NATO Enlargement
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Naval Transformation: Background and Issues for Congress
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Naval Transformation: Background and Issues for Congress
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