Afghanistan


Let’s not have to relearn a lesson learned



Let’s not have to relearn a lesson learned
During World War II the United States understood it needed a capability that could occupy, control, and administer liberated by war torn areas of Europe. President Roosevelt, thus, directed the Army to organize, and train a civil administration capability able to assist with governance, security, and development. The Army gathered… Read More

IAS-004 (March 2015) Economics in Counterinsurgency Operations



IAS-004 (March 2015) Economics in Counterinsurgency Operations
In October 2005, Multi-National Corps–Iraq distributed a handbook to its commanders entitled “Commander’s Guide to Money as a Weapons System.” Recognizing the potential of money to have a positive and “non-lethal” impact on the battlespace, the handbook began by stating that “effective application of all available resources is vital to… Read More

InterAgency Journal 6-1 (Winter 2015)



InterAgency Journal 6-1 (Winter 2015)

Inside this issue: Afghanistan Army Development: What Went Wrong, Tommy J. Tracy; The Looming Crisis in Afghan Local Government, Daniel R. Green; Interagency Challenges to Mitigating Threats and Safeguarding Liberties, Harry Phillips… and much more.

IAE 15-01W A New Strategic Framework: Development as an Instrument of American Power



IAE 15-01W A New Strategic Framework: Development as an Instrument of American Power

This essay explores the four traditional instruments of national power – diplomatic, economic, informational, and military, or DIME – and proposes that development be included as an instrument of national power...

InterAgency Journal 5-2 (Summer 2014)



InterAgency Journal 5-2 (Summer 2014)

Inside this issue: Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge, Benjamin Cabana; Deep Analysis: Designing Complexity Into Our Understanding of Conflict, Thomas G. Matyók, Hannah Rose Mendoza and Cathryne Schmitz... and much more.

Report Examines Interagency Coordination in Afghanistan



Report Examines Interagency Coordination in Afghanistan

The IBM Center for The Business of Government recently published a report examining interagency coordination in Afghanistan. The author draws on interviews with ambassadors, generals, and other important figures, analyzing the interactions between U.S. civilian and military efforts in Afghanistan from 2001-2009...

Panel Discusses Possible Post-Conflict Reform



Panel Discusses Possible Post-Conflict Reform

On August 13, panelists from various agencies and organizations met at the Stimson Center to discuss possible reform for future post-conflict situations. Among the topics discussed were ways to improve transitional and reconstruction efforts in post-conflict countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Mali...