May2012


IAP 9W (May 2012) Rethinking the Interagency Role in Preventing Conflict in Dealing with Failing or Failed States



IAP 9W (May 2012) Rethinking the Interagency Role in Preventing Conflict in Dealing with Failing or Failed States

Contingency operations are currently taking place in dangerous, unpredictable, and highly volatile environments where local government institutions have weakened or collapsed. In view of these conflict situations, it is recognized that the initial task of the military (whether national or multilateral) is to provide security.

IAP 8W (May 2012) Embassy in the Lead: Lessons on Interagency Unity of Effort for Today’s U.S. Mission to Iraq from the 1947–1949 U.S. Mission to Greece



IAP 8W (May 2012) Embassy in the Lead: Lessons on Interagency Unity of Effort for Today’s U.S. Mission to Iraq from the 1947–1949 U.S. Mission to Greece

On December 15, 2011, the U.S. mission in Iraq became State Department-led, and all U.S. military activities became the responsibility of the U.S. Embassy’s Office of Security Cooperation–Iraq (OSC-I). There are few, if any, well-known examples of such a transition in U.S. history that might inform civilian and military leaders in Baghdad.

IAP 7W (May 2012) The Genie in the Bottle: Opportunist and Antagonistic Responses to Whole of Government Approaches



IAP 7W (May 2012) The Genie in the Bottle: Opportunist and Antagonistic Responses to Whole of Government Approaches

When intervening forces create a safe and secure environment to implement a whole of government approach, they simultaneously create opportunities for hitherto unnoticed and powerless opponents to do the same—and sometimes more successfully.

Simons Center announces winners of public writing competition



Simons Center announces winners of public writing competition

The Col. Arthur D. Simons Center for the Study of Interagency Cooperation announces the winners of its Interagency Writing Competition for 2012. The competition was open to the public and ran from September 2011 through March 2012. The top three papers...

Interagency Cooperation Brings Results for Combatant Commands



Interagency Cooperation Brings Results for Combatant Commands

Interagency collaboration has been embraced by U.S. combatant commands.  These efforts are an integral part of "Smart Defense," and have had a major impact on U.S. European Command...