Scientific Assessment of High-Power Free-Electron Laser by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and

By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Physics and Astronomy, Committee on a Scientific Assessment of Free-Electron Laser Technology for Naval Applications

This e-book offers a systematic evaluation of free-electron-laser expertise for naval purposes. The cost from the workplace of Naval examine used to be to evaluate no matter if the specified functionality features are achieveable or no matter if basic obstacles will hinder them from being discovered. the current research identifies the highest-priority clinical and technical concerns that has to be resolved alongside the advance route to in achieving a megawatt-class free-electron laser. in keeping with the cost, the committee thought of (and in short describes) trade-offs among free-electron lasers and different kinds of lasers and weapon platforms to teach the benefits free-electron lasers supply over different sorts of platforms for naval functions in addition to their drawbacks. the first benefits of free-electron lasers are linked to their strength supply on the pace of sunshine, selectable wavelength, and all-electric nature, whereas the trade-offs for free-electron lasers are their dimension, complexity, and relative robustness. additionally, regardless of the numerous technical growth made within the improvement of high-average-power free-electron lasers, tough technical demanding situations stay to be addressed which will strengthen from current power to megawatt-class strength degrees.

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Evaluation of Quantification of Margins and Uncertainties by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and

By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Committee on the Evaluation of Quantification of Margins and Uncertainties Methodology for Assessing and Certifying the Reliability of the Nuclear Stockpile

Retaining the features of the nuclear guns stockpile and acting the once a year evaluation for the stockpile's certification includes a variety of procedures, applied sciences, and services. a big and worthy point supporting to hyperlink these elements is the quantification of margins and uncertainties (QMU) framework. during this booklet, the nationwide learn Council evaluates: how the nationwide safeguard labs have been utilizing QMU, together with any major adjustments one of the 3 labs; its use within the annual overview; and, even if the functions of QMU to evaluate the proposed trustworthy substitute warhead (RRW) might decrease the possibility of resuming underground nuclear checking out. This booklet offers an evaluate of every of those concerns and contains findings and suggestions to assist advisor laboratory and NNSA implementation and improvement of the QMU framework. It additionally serves as a consultant for congressional oversight of these actions.

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Security Sector Reform in Southeast Asia: From Policy to by F. Heiduk

By F. Heiduk

Winning reform of the safety quarter has been considered as pivotal for a profitable transition from authoritarianism to democracy by means of Western donors. a world solid of participants examines SSR in quite a few coverage fields in Southeast Asia, paying particular realization to the adaption of 'Western' reform techniques by way of neighborhood actors.

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Accelerated Logistics: Streamlining the Army's Supply Chain by Mark Y.D. Wang

By Mark Y.D. Wang

In June 1998, U.S. vp Al Gore and the nationwide Partnership for Reinventing executive provided a staff of U.S. military logisticians and RAND analysts the Hammer Award in popularity of an exceptional accomplishment: streamlining military logistics. for many years, the functionality of military logistics fell gradually in the back of top advertisement practices. military mechanics may wait on commonplace a month for spare elements from far-off offer depots that allows you to fix a down weapon process. this day a high-velocity, streamlined military offer procedure can provide spare elements in part the time it took to bring them simply three years past. in truth, nowadays it acutally takes much less time to get a spare half from a military provide depot than from a advertisement seller.

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Sustaining Key Skills in the UK Naval Industry by Hans Pung, Laurence Smallman, Mark V. Arena, James G.

By Hans Pung, Laurence Smallman, Mark V. Arena, James G. Kallimani, Gordon T. Lee

Construction on past RAND study, this monograph explores the necessity for and retention of technical abilities within the UK1s maritime undefined, fairly between designers and engineers concerned with floor send and submarine acquisition and aid. the consequences exhibit that the UK1s destiny naval programme most likely should be converted or augmented to maintain those technical talents within the long-term.

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The Future of War: Organizations as Weapons by Mark D. Mandeles

By Mark D. Mandeles

Many analysts have heralded the U.S. military’s Revolution in army Affairs (RMA), a qualitative development in operational techniques and guns that transforms the character and personality of conflict. targeting army expertise, such a lot argue that the recent sensor, surveillance, communications, and computational applied sciences will bring in a interval within which U.S. army functions will a long way exceed these of capability opponents. advancements in such fields as nanotechnology, robotics, and genetic engineering will tremendously effect new guns designs of the twenty-first century.

These discussions approximately army revolutions, besides the fact that, too frequently forget about or simply pay lip provider to the position of army association in enhancing wrestle strength. They downplay the connection among organizational constitution and results, the problems of coordinating huge businesses composed of many of us and workplaces having really expert roles, and the demanding situations of calculation, cognizance, and reminiscence that face participants making judgements with insufficient or ambiguous info below brief closing dates or tense situations.

Mark D. Mandeles argues that the major to destiny wrestle effectiveness isn't in buying new applied sciences yet relatively within the protection Department’s institutional and organizational constitution and its impression upon incentives to invent, to innovate, and to behavior operations successfully. Doing so calls for the army institution to withstand incentives to replacement non permanent technological earnings for long term operational merits and to take care of incentives for powerful long term innovation.

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National Security and Homeland Defense: Challenges for the by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life

By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Committee on Challenges for the Chemical Sciences in the 21st Century

This can be the 1st file of 7 within the demanding situations for the Chemical Sciences within the twenty first Century sequence. The document relies on discussions and displays at a workshop, and is meant to aid scientists and investment firms set brief- and long term study agendas. It makes a speciality of the demanding situations for chemists and chemical engineers with admire to possibility relief, practise, situational knowledge, and probability neutralization and remediation

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Religion and Public Policy: Human Rights, Conflict, and by Sumner B. Twiss, Marian Gh. Simion, Rodney L. Petersen

By Sumner B. Twiss, Marian Gh. Simion, Rodney L. Petersen

This ebook pivots round valuable matters within the sleek global: the character and perform of human rights on the subject of faith, and the position of faith in perennial problems with struggle and peace. Taken jointly, the chapters articulate a imaginative and prescient for reaching a liberal peace and a simply society firmly grounded in appreciate for human rights, whereas operating in tandem with the optimistic roles that non secular principles, leaders, and associations can play even amid cultural distinction. subject matters lined contain: the prestige and justification of human rights; the which means and importance of spiritual liberty; even if human rights protections needs to be prolonged to different species; how the comparative learn of non secular ethics should continue; the character, limits, and destiny improvement of simply struggle pondering; the function of faith and human rights in clash answer, international relations, and peace-building; and the tensions raised by means of non secular involvement in public coverage and nation institutional practices. that includes a gaggle of unusual members, this can be a multifaceted and unique exploration of the aforementioned topics.

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The West Bank and Gaza Strip: A Geography of Occupation by Elisha Efrat

By Elisha Efrat

Written in a transparent and easy-to-follow kind, this revealing text examines the modern political geography of the West financial institution and Gaza strip. Descriptive in nature, it files the adjustments and advancements given that 1967 correct as much as the disengagement from Gaza. The ebook is supplemented by means of a variety of maps and covers concerns together with demography, Jewish settlements, water and common assets, shipping infrastructure, making plans, partition plans for Jerusalem, cost coverage and the Separation Fence. one of many first books to take on this contentious topic from a geographical instead of a political or ancient perspective, The West financial institution and Gaza Strip will be of big curiosity to either undergraduate and graduate scholars learning the Israel-Palestine query.

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Options for Transitional Security Capabilities for America by Terrence M. Kelly

By Terrence M. Kelly

In Iraq and in different places, the us wishes a legislations enforcement strength for balance operations. How may still this kind of strength be created and what features should still it embrace? This record examines the features of the sort of strength and the demanding situations that has to be confronted in growing it.

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