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Military commissaries save patrons an average of more than 30% compared to civilian stores. What might happen if prices rise?
To determine the effects of increased commissary prices, should the taxpayer subsidy to the Defense Commissary Agency be reduced, this report reviews how price changes have affected grocers and analyzes potential revenue changes for commissaries.
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Last fall, about one in six Americans thought their chance of getting #Ebola was more than 10 percent. At the time, only six cases had been treated in the entire country.
The Ebola outbreak in Africa and the cases in the United States weighed heavily on the minds of policymakers and the public. While the Ebola threat was (and is) certainly real, many Americans greatly overestimated their chances of contracting the deadly disease.
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Perception is a problem. If people believe something is true, on some level it might as well be. 'The Rumor of Truth Theory.' I am still pissed off by the microchips in flu shots conspiracy and Y2k. Best to ignore the advice coming out of the 'confusion matrix.'
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World-renowned expert Brian Michael Jenkins takes you inside the "terrorist factory" that is Syria and Iraq.
As the civil wars in Syria and Iraq continue, they sharpen the sectarian divide between Sunnis and Shias, threatening the stability of the region and attracting a steady flow of foreign volunteers, effectively turning Syria and Iraq into a terrorist factory.
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Do you want to better understand the Houthi phenomenon in #Yemen? Here's some context.
Presents an in-depth look at the military conflict between the government of Yemen and the citizens in its northern region known as ''Huthis.''<br/>
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+Bucko Force Thank you. We hope you enjoy the report.
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"Like so many Nigerian elections before it, this one seems to be mostly driven not by the issues, but by personalities and ethnic identities."
Next to ethnic and religious predilections, security is by far the biggest issue for Nigerians in Saturday's election. For more than 50 years, since Nigeria's independence from British rule, its military has played an important role in peacekeeping across the continent. Paradoxically, the country has struggled with an insurgency within its own borders.
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Kind of like the US...
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The White House should scrap the "arbitrary" #Afghanistan withdrawal timeline and adopt a strategy based on conditionality, says Jason Campbell.
It's in America's strategic interest to once and for all do away with its arbitrary timeline in favor of a strategy that provides its Afghan partners with something to preserve and nurture, not something to dread losing.
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After 13 years, wouldn't we have gotten it right if we were capable of getting it right?
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"Some of the naysayers have turned guardedly optimistic [about #Afghanistan]," says Jonah Blank. "I know, because I'm one of them."
After years of broken promises, there's reason to believe that these will be kept under President Ashraf Ghani and that the pronouncements about a better U.S.-Afghan future deserve the benefit of the doubt.
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The deadline to reach a deal limiting the scope of #Iran's nuclear program is just hours away. Listen to our experts discuss the debate between Congress and the Obama administration, how sanctions have affected Iranians, and much more.
In this excerpt from an exclusive RAND Policy Circle Call, RAND experts discuss the latest developments in a nuclear deal with Iran.
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With initial results from #NigeriaDecides expected today, Jonah Blank discusses the candidates, the violence, and more.
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"Many seem to have concluded that the nuclear agreement under negotiation with #Iran is a bad one that should be rejected out of hand. That would be a premature verdict."
Sufficient information is available to be optimistic about the characteristics of the framework accord anticipated by the end of this month. Many Americans might be surprised to learn what has already been accomplished under the interim agreement that laid the groundwork for the comprehensive deal now being negotiated.
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Armed #drones are fundamentally misunderstood. But our experts have dispelled some of the most prevalent myths.
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Foreign Policy consistent with a Democracy. Also, misunderstood. 
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Can the pro-Russia stance of #France's far-right party go beyond posturing and have any impact on French policy?
France's far-right party Front National is ascendant. Its leader could be a strong contender in 2017's presidential elections. Do the Front National's current and, possibly, future successes have implications for France's partners and allies in Europe and beyond?
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