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Overseas Basing of U.S. Military Forces: An Assessment of Relative Costs and Strategic Benefits

by David R. Frelinger Michael J. Lostumbo John Halliday Eric Peltz Derek Eaton Stacie L. Pettyjohn Victoria A. Greenfield Jerry M. Sollinger Patrick Mills Bruce R. Nardulli Stephen M. Worman Michael J. Mcnerney

This independent assessment is a comprehensive study of the strategic benefits, risks, and costs of U. S. military presence overseas. The report provides policymakers a way to evaluate the range of strategic benefits and costs that follow from revising the U. S. overseas military presence by characterizing how this presence contributes to assurance, deterrence, responsiveness, and security cooperation goals.

U.S. Overseas Military Presence: What Are the Strategic Choices?

by Lynn E. Davis Stacie L. Pettyjohn Melanie W. Sisson Stephen M. Worman Michael J. Mcnerney

The role of the United States and its global military presence are under debate in the face of changing strategic and economic realities. The authors present a menu of global postures and compare them in terms of the U. S. Air Force bases, combat forces, active-duty personnel, and base operating costs. Ultimately, the choice will depend on perspectives on the role overseas military presence can play in achieving U. S. global security interests.

Voting Patterns in Post-Mubarak Egypt

by Jeffrey Martini Stephen M. Worman

As a means of helping U.S. policymakers and Middle East watchers better understand voting patterns in Egypt since the 2011 revolution, RAND researchers identified regional voting trends, where Islamist parties run strongest, and where non-Islamists are most competitive. Egypt appears headed toward a much more competitive political environment in which Islamists will be increasingly challenged to maintain their electoral edge.

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