Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support (CORDS)


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 2-2 (Summer 2011)



InterAgency Journal 2-2 (Summer 2011)

Inside this issue:  A Ticking Time Bomb, by Joseph I. Lieberman and Susan M. Collins; Swords and Plowshares: DoD and USAID on the Battlefield, by Quy H. Nguyen...and much more.

InterAgency Journal 1-1 (Fall 2010)



InterAgency Journal 1-1 (Fall 2010)

InterAgency Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 2010-- This is our inaugural edition of this semi-annual journal.