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Military Studies Web Resources (free to all)
Center for Strategic & International Studies
Provides strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers committed to advancing global security and prosperity.
Center of Military History Online Bookshelves (U.S. Army)
The CMH collects, preserves, interprets, and expresses the Army's history and material culture to more broadly educate and develop the force, the military profession, and the nation.
Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) Digital Library
Largely composed of digital versions of paper documents from the CARL collections and student papers produced at the US Army Command and General Staff College. CARL has recently partnered with several Army educational and historical organizations whose collections appear here also.
Defense Technical Information Center
The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) serves the Department of Defense community as the largest central resource for DoD and government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today.
Institute for National Strategic Studies (National Defense University)
INSS conducts research in support of the academic and leader development programs at the National Defense University, provides strategic support to the Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and unified combatant commands, and interacts with other U.S. Government agencies and the broader national security community.
International Crisis Group: Reports & Briefings
The International Crisis Group is today generally regarded as the world's leading source of information, analysis and policy advice on preventing and resolving deadly conflict.
Military Education Research Library Network (MERLN)
MERLN is a consortium of military education research libraries working together to provide access to a variety of unique resources for the use of researchers and scholars. The MERLN website is maintained by the National Defense University Libraries staff in Washington, D.C. and Norfolk, VA.
National Defense University Press
Publishes and disseminates vital and complex defense and national security scholarship in a variety of media to inform and influence defense and policy decisionmakers, as well as the joint professional military education community and interested public
National Security Archive (The George Washington University)
Declassified documents pertaining to the national security, foreign, intelligence, and economic policies of the U.S.
RAND Corporation: Reports
RAND's research and analysis addresses issues that impact people around the world including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. The majority of publicly available research documents published since 1998 are available for purchase through the RAND website along with a free download option.
Strategic Studies Institute (U.S. Army War College)
The Strategic Studies Institute is the U.S. Army's institute for geostrategic and national security research and analysis. SSI studies are published by the Institute and distributed to key strategic leaders in the Army and Department of Defense, the military educational system, Congress, the media, other think tanks and defense institutes, and major colleges and universities.
Women in Service Studies
List of links to studies about women in military service by various units of the U.S. Department of Defense.
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