Tag: Civil-Military Relations

Featured article: 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 Military Support Element (CMSE) into […]

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Featured article: Civil-Military Balance in Complex Operations  by Kurt E. Müller Interventions in the affairs of a one state by another may be benign, belligerent, political or military. In addition, these interventions may supplement host-nation authority in delivering assistance. Regardless of character and purpose, there is a long-standing preference for employing civilian agencies rather than military forces to […]

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An interagency review of U.S. government stabilization efforts is expected as early as this month. The Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR) examines how the State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Department of Defense (DoD) coordinate their diplomacy, aid, and military operations, primarily in Syria and Iraq. A State Department official spoke of the […]

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Last month, the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) hosted an all-day conference focused on relations between the military and the civilian world. “Command Climate: The State of U.S. Civil-Military Relations” took place on May 23, with panelists representing the Department of Defense (DoD) and other U.S. government entities discussing different aspects of civil-military relations. […]

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Featured article: Sharing Resources Between Government Agencies by George K. Hughes Despite the continuous increase in operational tempo across the U.S. government, there has not been a proportional increase of resources. In fact, the level of uncertainty over resource availability in most departments and agencies continues to grow while they are being tasked to accomplish […]

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Featured article: Trust and Networks in the Interagency by Nicole Alexander and Chad Thibodeau Interagency collaboration, integration, and information-sharing have been feverishly discussed and debated topics for decades. The events of September 11, 2001, only highlighted their importance. Since 9/11, the need for a shared vision and a synchronized plan of action that forces relationships […]

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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 Within the U.S. Interagency Community and Among Foreign […]

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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…

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Last week the Center for Strategic and International Studies released their review of recently updated Joint Publication (JP) 3-24. The review recognizes changes made to the JP and makes suggestions for future revisions…

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