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Underkill: scalable capabilities for military operations amid populations

Underkill: scalable capabilities for military operations amid populations

Gompert, David C

The U.S. military is ill-equipped to strike at extremists who hide in populations. Using deadly force against them can harm and alienate the very people whose cooperation U.S. forces are trying to earn. To solve this problem, a new RAND study proposes a "continuum of force"--A suite of capabilities that includes sound, light, lasers, cell phones, and video cameras. These technologies are available but have received insufficient attention

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Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND National Defense Research Institute 2009

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Statement of responsibility: David C. Gompert [and others]
ISBN: 0833047124, 1282081675, 6612081678, 9780833047120, 9781282081673, 9786612081675
EAN: 9786612081675
Note: Print version record.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-137).
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 137 pages) : illustrations (some color).
System: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Other Number: 9786612081675
Series: Rand Corporation monograph series
Subject: United States. Armed Forces Drill and tactics.; Armed Forces (United States); USA military operations military technology R & D.; USA military operations population.; Urban warfare.; Artillery drill and tactics.; TECHNOLOGY Military Science.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Political Freedom & Security International Security.; Counterinsurgency.; United States.; POLITICAL SCIENCE International Relations General.
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Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.]: HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
Series Title: Rand Corporation monograph series.
Local note: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access


  1. Introduction
  2. The policy setting
  3. Possibilities
  4. Requirements
  5. Technology options
  6. A promising approach
  7. Operation, preparation, and organization
  8. Feasibility, Integration, and implementation
  9. Conclusion and recommendations.