Civil-Military Balance


Reports examine DoD civilian deployment



Reports examine DoD civilian deployment
On June 9, RAND Corporation released two reports examining the deployment of Department of Defense (DoD) civilians. The full case study is included in Expeditionary Civilians: Creating a Viable Practice of Department of Defense Civilian Deployment, and while a shorter report, Expeditionary Civilians: Creating a Viable Practice of Civilian Deployment… Read More

InterAgency Journal 7-1 (Spring 2016)



InterAgency Journal 7-1 (Spring 2016)
Inside this issue: Features The Reality of the So-Called U.S. Pivot to Asia by Joshua A. Parker and David A. Anderson Interagency Qualifications to Address Fragility, or Rethinking Civil Affairs by Kurt E. Müller The Unjustness of the Current Incantation of Jus Post Bellum by Dan G. Cox The Application… Read More

USAID releases humanitarian policy



USAID releases humanitarian policy
Earlier this year the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) released the Policy for Humanitarian Action. OFDA leads the multi-agency response to disasters overseas by coordinating efforts, partnering with a range of humanitarian actors, and coordinating within the international humanitarian architecture, among other… Read More

CyberCon speakers focus on cybersecurity, defense



CyberCon speakers focus on cybersecurity, defense
Last month, leaders from the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Homeland Security (DHS) spoke at CyberCon 2015, a cybersecurity forum for dialogue on strategy and innovation to secure federal and defense networks. The forum included speakers and panelists representing various U.S. government agencies, and focused on cybersecurity and defense. Keynote… Read More

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

USAID updates Civilian-Military Cooperation Policy



USAID updates Civilian-Military Cooperation Policy

Earlier this month, the U.S. Agency for International Development released their updated Civilian-Military Cooperation Policy. The updated policy builds on the 2008 policy, which established civilian-military cooperation as fundamental to a whole-of-government approach to contemporary national security challenges...

Conference report covers transitions, multi-agency operations



Conference report covers transitions, multi-agency operations

Earlier this year, the Australian Civil-Military Centre released the follow up report from the 8th International Lessons Learned Conference. The goal of the conference was to promote best practice in international lessons learned by bringing together civil, military, and police professionals...

InterAgency Journal 4-2 (Summer 2013)



InterAgency Journal 4-2 (Summer 2013)

Inside this issue:  Defeating the Taliban's Shadow Government: A Foreign Internal Governance Strategy, by Daniel R. Green; Team of Rivals: Building Civil-Military Synergy in the Interagency, by Jeffrey S. Han; Fiscal Crises Experimentation: A Darwinian Approach, by Allan D. Childers and Mark H. Sweberg …and much more.

Study examines civil-military role in regional stability



Study examines civil-military role in regional stability

The Center for Strategic & International Studies has released a study analyzing the causes of instability in the Middle East and North Africa. The study examined the causes of terrorism, insurgency, and other forms of violence, and calls for fully integrated interagency efforts to address the violence...