Publications Category: Interagency Papers

On November 21, 1970, U.S. Forces conducted a daring POW rescue attempt into a North Vietnam prison camp. In InterAgency Paper No. 18W: The Son Tay Raid author Kenneth Segelhorst shows how with ground forces led Army Special Forces Colonel Arthur “Bull” Simons and overall mission commander Air Force Brig. Gen. LeRoy Manor, the operation known as the Son Tay Raid is a masterful demonstration of surprise, concentration, audacity, and tempo.

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Violent extremist organizations have increased their online presence using the Internet to establish an online brand, communicate with members, and radicalize sympathizers. The regular use of online media, forums, and communications has altered the way that governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and private companies must approach countering violent extremism online.

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Interagency coordination for complex contingency operations is an extremely difficult challenge. Bringing together the various tools of American power in a holistic manner is widely recognized as a serious roadblock to successful stabilization and reconstruction operations. Defense, development, and diplomacy are all required for a successful stability operation; however, the U.S. government has largely failed to incorporate all these tools in operational settings.

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This paper examines the criticality of Army-interagency collaboration and assess the Army’s readiness to effectively engage and leverage the interagency. It discusses existing guidance and illustrate the need for a more clearly-articulated Army interagency strategy.

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This paper looks at the disjointed efforts, a lack of understanding, and limited motivation to participate that characterize the current state of affairs on combating transnational organized crime, and examines approaches to better address this issue. The authors discuss whole-of-government and partner-nation efforts to combat transnational organized crime.

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This paper examines the U.S. responses to the disasters in Haiti and Japan, and how these Operations informed government policy and doctrine, including JP 3-08.

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The author analyzes the methods of Lieutenant General David M. Rodriguez, Commander of International Security and Assistance Force Joint Command, to articulate his understanding and interventions in Afghanistan.

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The author of this paper argues there is a need for an evolution in interagency training and education to efficiently and effectively enable collaborative teams to achieve strategic objectives in complex humanitarian assistance/disaster response (HA/DR) operations overseas…

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Using a capabilities-based assessment model as a guide, this paper examines the current operational capabilities of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and NORTHCOM. The analysis highlights the capabilities required to combat current and future threats along the southwest border and identifies the gaps between existing and required capabilities.

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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.

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