Accession Number : ADA484764


Title :   Institutionalizing Security Force Assistance


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Binetti, Michael R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a484764.pdf


Report Date : 19 May 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 57


Abstract : This monograph examines the role that Security Force Assistance plays in the development and execution of U.S. foreign policy. It looks at the manner in which security assistance guidance is developed and executed. An examination of national level policy and the guidance from senior military and civilian leaders highlights the important role of Security Force Assistance. Further inquiry into the execution of Security Force Assistance reveals a discrepancy between what is necessary and what is available. With 243,000 Soldiers deployed or forward stationed in 76 countries worldwide a way to reduce the gap is to build capabilities and capacities of allies and partners. The uniqueness of the United States and the topic hindered the use of actual case studies in this monograph. However, where suitable, references and linkages to other examples of Security Force Assistance are provided. The expected generational length of the Long War; the transformation of the U.S. Army into a future force; and the desire to empower allies, partners, and friends necessitate a change in the way the U.S. Army conducts Security Force Assistance. The U.S. Army requires an institutionalized capability to conduct Security Force Assistance beyond Special Forces and Military Transition Teams (MiTTs) in Afghanistan and Iraq.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *POLICIES , *POLICE , *SECURITY PERSONNEL , *MILITARY CAPABILITIES , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *MILITARY ASSISTANCE , IRAQI WAR , MILITARY TRAINING , SPECIAL FORCES , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , INTERAGENCY COORDINATION , AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT , COUNTERTERRORISM , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , POLITICAL ALLIANCES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE