Achieving Civil-Military Unity of Effort: Jordan Case Study
by William J. Hackenbracht
Following a joint planning session comprised of representatives from Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Jordan Mission, the U.S. Ambassador to Jordan approved the integration of a four-man Civil… Read More
A Comparative Analysis of the Effectiveness of Operations in Mali and Somalia
by Lawrence J. Richardson
The theory of a joint interagency task force (JIATF) operating in a predatory state or disparaging regime is perhaps the largest practical and contemporary challenge that military and interagency officers face in… Read More
The Ethics of Espionage and Covert Action:
The CIA’s Rendition, Detention and Interrogation Program as a Case Study
by John Breen
I have just asked a classroom filled with U.S. Army officers (with a few sister service and civilian counterparts thrown in) to name some of the ethical… Read More
Last week, the U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) published Impunity: Countering Illicit Power in War and Transition. The work contains a collection of case studies and analyses on the dynamics associated with illicit power and state weaknesses relating to preventing or resolving armed conflict.
Impunity addresses how… Read More
This study examines the role of the National Counterterrorism Center’s Senior Interagency Strategy Team (SIST), which was assigned a key role in countering terrorism. This case study explains how and why the SIST failed to yield a real strategy for counterterrorism.
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.
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...
This essay describes the process undertaken by the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies when developing and coordinating their portion of a plan to speed the delivery of antibiotics after a biological attack with anthrax...