Civil-Military Relations


Part II of conversation with Gen. Lute and Amb. Grossman now available



Part II of conversation with Gen. Lute and Amb. Grossman now available
The most recent edition of the “The General and the Ambassador” podcast series features another conversation with Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy, General Douglas Lute, and Ambassador Marc Grossman. McCarthy and her guests discuss the role of diplomacy and of military in building alliances, the huge imbalance of resources between the… Read More

Featured Article: Achieving Civil-Military Unity of Effort…



Featured Article: Achieving Civil-Military Unity of Effort…
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… Read More

Featured Article: Civil-Military Balance in Complex Operations



Featured Article: Civil-Military Balance in Complex Operations
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 … Read More

InterAgency Journal 9-4



InterAgency Journal 9-4
Inside this issue: Features Collaborating to Solve National Science and Technology Challenges in a Time of Scarcity by Ian G. Brosnan and Jonathan Stock Strategic Defense Impacts of Climate Change: An Interagency Challenge by Wendell Chris King Musicians of Mars: Attaining Interagency Consensus on Perpetual War in Afghanistan by Robert… Read More

USAID, State, DoD to release Stabilization Assistance Review



USAID, State, DoD to release Stabilization Assistance Review
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… Read More

Conference focuses on civ-mil relations



Conference focuses on civ-mil relations
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… Read More

Featured Article: Sharing Resources Between Government Agencies



Featured Article: Sharing Resources Between Government Agencies
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… Read More

Featured Article: Trust and Networks in the Interagency



Featured Article: Trust and Networks in the Interagency
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… Read More

Reports examine DoD civilian deployment



Reports examine DoD civilian deployment
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… Read More

USAID updates Civilian-Military Cooperation Policy



USAID updates Civilian-Military Cooperation Policy

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...