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The Employment Situation Of Veterans: January 2024, Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University 2024 Syracuse University

The Employment Situation Of Veterans: January 2024, Institute For Veterans And Military Families At Syracuse University

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Veteran employment trends and statistics among various demographics during January 2024.


Autonomous Strike Uavs For Counterterrorism Missions: Challenges And Preliminary Solutions, Meshari Aljohani, Ravi Mukkamala, Stephan Olariu 2024 Old Dominion University

Autonomous Strike Uavs For Counterterrorism Missions: Challenges And Preliminary Solutions, Meshari Aljohani, Ravi Mukkamala, Stephan Olariu

Computer Science Faculty Publications

UAVs are becoming a crucial tool in modern warfare, primarily due to their cost-effectiveness, risk reduction, and ability to perform a wider range of activities. The use of autonomous UAVs to conduct strike missions against highly valuable targets is the focus of this research. Due to developments in ledger technology, smart contracts, and machine learning, such activities formerly carried out by professionals or remotely flown UAVs are now feasible. Our study provides the first in-depth analysis of challenges and potential solutions for successful implementation of an autonomous UAV mission.


The Employment Situation Of Veterans: December 2023, Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University 2024 Syracuse University

The Employment Situation Of Veterans: December 2023, Institute For Veterans And Military Families At Syracuse University

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Veteran employment trends and statistics among various demographics during December 2023.


Research Review: "What Do Successful Military-To-Civilian Transitions Look Like? A Revised Framework And A New Conceptual Model For Assessing Veteran Well-Being", Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University 2024 Syracuse University

Research Review: "What Do Successful Military-To-Civilian Transitions Look Like? A Revised Framework And A New Conceptual Model For Assessing Veteran Well-Being", Institute For Veterans And Military Families At Syracuse University

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The research in this IVMF review introduces an enhanced framework and practical model for evaluating the well-being of post-9/11 veterans as they transition back to civilian life. Data analysis spanning 2.5 years from a substantial cohort of post-9/11 veterans revealed varied experiences during their transition: while some exhibited progress, notably in employment, others faced stagnation or decline, particularly in physical health. Even in areas of improvement, a significant portion of veterans continued to encounter challenges, with mental health issues affecting 34% at a certain study juncture. Furthermore, specific demographics such as enlisted personnel, women, and people of color were disproportionately …


Research Review: "The Challenges Of Military Veterans In Their Transition To The Workplace: A Call For Integrating Basic And Applied Psychological Science", Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University 2024 Syracuse University

Research Review: "The Challenges Of Military Veterans In Their Transition To The Workplace: A Call For Integrating Basic And Applied Psychological Science", Institute For Veterans And Military Families At Syracuse University

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This IVMF research brief delves into the challenges veterans confront when moving from military to civilian life, where stark cultural disparities exist. These veterans often grapple with fulfilling fundamental psychological needs such as structure and belonging, compounded by civilian reliance on stereotypes. The brief integrates diverse disciplines like social psychology and military psychology, using theories like compensatory control to dissect the psychological obstacles faced by veterans. Recent research within this framework sheds light on these issues, offering valuable insights for clinicians and managers to develop tailored interventions. Emphasizing interdisciplinary approaches, this research brief highlights the significance of understanding and supporting …


India's Security Threats From Chinese Military Funding And Economic Development In South Asia, Tran My Hai Loc 2023 Ho Chi Minh City University of Foreign Languages - Information Technology

India's Security Threats From Chinese Military Funding And Economic Development In South Asia, Tran My Hai Loc

Global: Jurnal Politik Internasional

Since gaining independence in 1947, India's population, expansive land size, robust economic position, and historical and cultural ties have enabled it to dominate South Asian neighbours with comparatively less developed economies and weaker military strength. Since Narendra Modi assumed office as the Prime Minister of India in 2014, the “Neighbourhood First” policy was coined to enhance India's influence in South Asia, creating a favourable environment for its ascent as a global power. However, China's increasing military presence and influence in South Asia through financial and military support to neighbouring countries have disrupted the region's security architecture. This article uses qualitative …


France In The Middle East: A Democratic Justification For Military Interventions In Iraq And Beyond., Nicolas Demeure, Brice Tseen Fu Lee 2023 London School of Economics & Fudan University

France In The Middle East: A Democratic Justification For Military Interventions In Iraq And Beyond., Nicolas Demeure, Brice Tseen Fu Lee

Journal Of Middle East and Islamic Studies

How did France’s refusal to take part in the war on Iraq in 2003 has created the conditions that legitimizes its future military interventions abroad? In this paper, a discourse analysis of the official French Foreign Policy Discourse is done to show why saying no to war in 2003 paradoxically allows France to carry out military interventions in 2015. This paper argues that France, while perpetrating an existing discourse of democracy opposing the civilized against the uncivilized that legitimates Foreign policy as a security tool, by its refusal, transformed military intervention a latent policy andlegitimized the French Self as …


Power Projection And Counter-Terrorism: Strategies For Small States Like Brunei Darussalam, Brice Tseen Fu Lee, Gulshan Bibi Ms 2023 Fudan University & Universidad del Desarrollo

Power Projection And Counter-Terrorism: Strategies For Small States Like Brunei Darussalam, Brice Tseen Fu Lee, Gulshan Bibi Ms

Journal of Terrorism Studies

This study delves into the intricacies of power projection strategies and counter-terrorism measures, emphasizing their relevance to small states, with a specific focus on Brunei Darussalam. Using a dual matrix model, the research categorizes various strategies based on risk-reward parameters, offering a structured insight into potential approaches these states can employ against potential aggressors. The counter-terrorism matrix is the initial focal point, recognizing the contemporary significance of terror threats and their unique challenges for small nations. Subsequently, the power projection matrix offers a broader view of defense tactics beyond counter-terrorism. By synthesizing information from primary academic sources, the study aims …


Exploring The Advocacy Experiences Of The Military Families With Children Who Have Disabilities, Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University 2023 Syracuse University

Exploring The Advocacy Experiences Of The Military Families With Children Who Have Disabilities, Institute For Veterans And Military Families At Syracuse University

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This research review examines the experiences of 11 parents of children with disabilities, recruited through military and disability agencies using snowball sampling. The study reveals varying experiences within the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), highlighting military families' resilience and reliance on peer support, and the military mothers' pivotal role in advocacy, often requiring their spouse's presence at IEP meetings for effectiveness. This IVMF review also provides implications for practitioners, policy, and future research surrounding military families of children with disabilities.


Behavioral Science Interventions Could Increase Snap Comprehension And Awareness Among Military Families, Colleen Heflin, Hannah Patnaik, Leonard M. Lopoo, Siobhan O'Keefe 2023 Syracuse University

Behavioral Science Interventions Could Increase Snap Comprehension And Awareness Among Military Families, Colleen Heflin, Hannah Patnaik, Leonard M. Lopoo, Siobhan O'Keefe

Population Health Research Brief Series

Food insecurity is more common among military families than the general population, and the transition from active service to civilian life is a time of heightened risk. The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) is designed to support food security among low-income families. Many eligible military and veteran families do not enroll in SNAP due to a lack of information, stigma, and administrative barriers. This brief highlights findings from a survey experiment conducted in 2022 and 2023 to assess how small changes to SNAP informational flyers, such as simplifying information provided about SNAP, highlighting that other veterans use SNAP, and emphasizing …


Serving Those Who Served: Renegotiating Support And Benefits For U.S. Military Veterans With Less Than Honorable Discharges, Mariah Brennan, Emily Graham 2023 Syracuse University

Serving Those Who Served: Renegotiating Support And Benefits For U.S. Military Veterans With Less Than Honorable Discharges, Mariah Brennan, Emily Graham

Population Health Research Brief Series

Approximately 1 in 7 veterans are discharged from the military under less than “Honorable” conditions. Veterans with less than “Honorable” discharges experience bias and stigma related to their discharge, which can lead to elevated risk for behavioral and mental health challenges and homelessness. This brief summarizes the different military discharge types, explains how less than “Honorable” discharges can affect veteran health, identifies groups of veterans who are at risk of receiving a less than “Honorable” discharge, and makes policy recommendations for the Department of Defense (DoD), civilian employers, and community healthcare providers.


Geopolitics In Recent U.S. Professional Military Reading Lists, Bert Chapman 2023 Purdue University

Geopolitics In Recent U.S. Professional Military Reading Lists, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Professional military reading lists have existed for a long time in the U.S. military and in other national militaries. They are frequently updated and intended to enhance the professional knowledge of military professionals in areas ranging from cultural awareness, ethics, leadership, international relations, military history and military operations, and areas of expertise considered essential to successfully executing the operations of their military service branch. These lists are prepared by the leadership organizations of these armed services such as the Air Force Chief of Staff, U.S. Army’s Chief of Staff, Chief of Naval Operations, and Marine Corps Commandant. Such readings are …


Employment Situation Of Veterans: October 2023, Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University 2023 Syracuse University

Employment Situation Of Veterans: October 2023, Institute For Veterans And Military Families At Syracuse University

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Veteran employment trends and statistics among various demographics during October 2023.


Behavioral Science Interventions Could Increase Snap Comprehension And Awareness Among Military Families, Colleen Heflin, Hannah Patnaik, Leonard M. Lopoo, Siobhan O'Keefe 2023 Syracuse University

Behavioral Science Interventions Could Increase Snap Comprehension And Awareness Among Military Families, Colleen Heflin, Hannah Patnaik, Leonard M. Lopoo, Siobhan O'Keefe

Center for Policy Research

Food insecurity is more common among military families than the general population, and the transition from active service to civilian life is a time of heightened risk. The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) is designed to support food security among low-income families. Many eligible military and veteran families do not enroll in SNAP due to a lack of information, stigma, and administrative barriers. This brief highlights findings from a survey experiment conducted in 2022 and 2023 to assess how small changes to SNAP informational flyers, such as simplifying information provided about SNAP, highlighting that other veterans use SNAP, and emphasizing …


Research Review: "National Study Of Sleep Health For Student Servicemembers/Veterans", Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University 2023 Syracuse University

Research Review: "National Study Of Sleep Health For Student Servicemembers/Veterans", Institute For Veterans And Military Families At Syracuse University

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This IVMF research review examined sleep health in student servicemember/veterans (SSM/Vs) using National College Health Assessment data with 88,178 participants in 2018 and 67,972 in 2019. Through propensity score matching and multivariate analysis, SSM/Vs (n = 2984) reported higher levels of specific sleep issues than peers but fewer days feeling sleepy, suggesting that higher education institutions should train staff to recognize and support SSM/Vs with poor sleep health. Implications for practice, policy, and future research are also addressed in this IVMF research review.


Va’S Work To Ensure Veterans’ Food Security, Christine Going 2023 Veterans Health Administration

Va’S Work To Ensure Veterans’ Food Security, Christine Going

Journal of Food Law & Policy

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is uniquely positioned as the nation’s largest integrated health care system, serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year, to successfully embrace the power of an interdisciplinary team designed to meet the needs of Veterans challenged by food insecurity. In collaboration with the whole of government approach to ending hunger, VA is addressing food and nutrition security. The Food Security Office within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) was established and has representation from nutrition, social work, and nursing focusing on the causes of food insecurity among Veterans. VA’s Food Security Office and the Nutrition and …


Research Review: "Post-9/11 Deployment History And The Incidence Of Breast Cancer Among Women Veterans", Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University 2023 Syracuse University

Research Review: "Post-9/11 Deployment History And The Incidence Of Breast Cancer Among Women Veterans", Institute For Veterans And Military Families At Syracuse University

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This research review focuses on women veterans who deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) to show if they had a greater likelihood of breast cancer (BC) than other women veterans who did not deploy during that service era. This research review highlights the lower BC risk associated with deployment as well as implications for practice from this study to include recognizing the “healthy soldier/warrior effect” as a potential factor. This IVMF review also provides implications for policy and future research on the topic of women veterans and breast cancer, particularly those who deploy.


Navigating Duality In Black & African Americans’ Military Journey, Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University 2023 Syracuse University

Navigating Duality In Black & African Americans’ Military Journey, Institute For Veterans And Military Families At Syracuse University

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In commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9981, which formally desegregated the military in 1948, this brief presents data on some of the contemporary “dualities” in the experience of Black veterans. It highlights both positive and negative aspects of Black and African American service members and veterans who have made significant contributions to the U.S. military throughout history, despite the challenges of segregation, discrimination, and unequal treatment.


The Employment Situation Of Veterans: September 2023, Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University 2023 Syracuse University

The Employment Situation Of Veterans: September 2023, Institute For Veterans And Military Families At Syracuse University

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Veteran employment trends and statistics among various demographics during September 2023.


Policy Brief: Mitigating Underemployment Among Transitioning Post-9/11 Veterans, Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, Penn State Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness 2023 Syracuse University

Policy Brief: Mitigating Underemployment Among Transitioning Post-9/11 Veterans, Institute For Veterans And Military Families At Syracuse University, Penn State Clearinghouse For Military Family Readiness

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This policy brief discusses underemployment among post-9/11-veterans, risk-factors for underemployment, and key components of employment programming that appear to mitigate the impacts of underemployment through higher starting salaries and connection to full-time employment. The brief provides policy recommendations to address veteran underemployment.


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