Integrating civilian agencies in stability operations

RAND Arroyo Center examined the question of how the Army can help make key civilian agencies more capable partners in the planning and execution of stability, security, transition, and reconstruction (SSTR) operations. The authors identify the primary and secondary civilian agencies that should be i...

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Main Author: Szayna, Thomas S.
Corporate Author: Arroyo Center
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND 2009, 2009
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:RAND Arroyo Center examined the question of how the Army can help make key civilian agencies more capable partners in the planning and execution of stability, security, transition, and reconstruction (SSTR) operations. The authors identify the primary and secondary civilian agencies that should be involved in strategic-level planning and implementation of SSTR operations. Then, relying on available information on Provincial Reconstruction Teams and using a variety of federal databases, the authors identify the skill sets needed for the envisioned Field Advance Civilian Teams and where these skills reside in the federal government. The authors then assess the capacity of the main civilian agencies to participate in SSTR operations and analyze the recurring structural problems that have plagued their attempts to do so. The authors suggest a series of options that are worth considering in order to improve the current situation. Even without much action at the national level, the Army can still improve the situation by improving Army Civil Affairs and by executing a well-thought-out strategy of liaison officers assigned to the civilian agencies most important for SSTR operations
Physical Description:xxxii, 167 pages illustrations
ISBN:9781282398559
6612398558
1282398555
9786612398551
9780833047151
0833047159