Accession Number : AD1038166


Title :   A PERSPECTIVE ON MILITARY MEDICAL SERVICE ROLE IN STABILIZATION OPERATIONS: EXPANSION OF AIR FORCE MEDICAL SERVICE CAPABILITIES INMEDICAL DIPLOMACY


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLLEGE MAXWELL AFB United States


Personal Author(s) : MIN,BRIAN G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1038166.pdf


Report Date : 06 Apr 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : This research paper advocates that the US military health workers will be more effective in medical diplomacy than their NGO counterparts in building capacity and winning hearts and minds in non-permissive (uncertain and hostile) environments. Due to the non-permissive environments, civilian aid workers are restricted in conducting their missions creating a critical gap in rebuilding health care infrastructure in Afghanistan. Conflict resolution is a long process. It is primarily a civil problem that require military support where the military can set the conditions for successful conflict resolution by filling the critical gaps. The US military medical capability can be utilized in a broader capacity than traditional Humanitarian Relief Operations, with the aim to better support the Joint Task Force (JTF) commander in bringing stabilization to unstable regions such as Afghanistan. With the escalating number of conflicts in the world, the US will be expected and asked in nearly every incident to assist in stabilizing the area. The military health workers through medical diplomacy with early intervention during the transition phase can assist the JTF commander with a more effective option in bringing stabilization to an unstable region such as Afghanistan


Descriptors :   interagency coordination , unconventional warfare , nongovernmental organizations , military operations , health care , public health , international organizations , humanitarian assistance , department of state , national security , military medicine , unified combatant commands , physicians , health services , department of defense


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE