Lessons Learned


Report details lessons from Superstorm Sandy



Report details lessons from Superstorm Sandy
Earlier this month, the Georgetown Climate Center, in partnership with the Rockerfeller Foundation, published a report on the results of the Rebuild by Design (RBD) competition, which sought to inspire affected communities to rebuild differently in ways that would enhance their physical, economic, social, and environmental resilience after Superstorm Sandy.… 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

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

Report outlines lessons learned establishing interagency task force



Report outlines lessons learned establishing interagency task force

Earlier in February, the RAND Corporation released a report documenting lessons learned while establishing the Guatemalan Interagency Task Force Tecún Umán. The IATF was established for the interdiction of drug flow across the Mexican border...

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...

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...

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...

Panel focuses on future of stability operations



Panel focuses on future of stability operations

On June 17, the American Security Project in conjunction with Development Transformations hosted “The Future of Stability Operations: Lessons from Afghanistan,” a panel discussion addressing the challenges faced during U.S. stability operations...