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John V. Parachini

senior international and defense researcher, RAND

John V. Parachini is a senior international and defense researcher at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation. He formerly directed RAND’s National Defense Research Institute’s Intelligence Policy Center.

Is Russia’s Su-75 ‘Checkmate’ Aircraft a Case of Vapor Marketing?

There’s less than meets the eye to the proposed fighter-bomber that made a splash at a recent industry show.