Accession Number : ADA599122


Title :   A Framework for NGO-Military Collaboration


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Penner, Glenn B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a599122.pdf


Report Date : 13 Dec 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 79


Abstract : What do military professionals need to know about NGOs? The literature on NGOs includes very little about NGO-military relationships in troubled areas. Moreover, the U.S. military fails to convey or encourage an adequate understanding of NGOs in its publications and mid-career military education. Drawing abductively from scholarly literature and inductively from case studies and practitioner interviews, I theorize that the efficacy of NGO-military collaboration varies with the type of NGO (INGO or LNGO) and the type of operation. I crystallize this argument into a typology of NGO-military outcomes. I find that military cooperation with international NGOs is most productive during humanitarian-assistance and disaster-relief operations, whereas military cooperation with local NGOs is most productive during conflict and post-conflict operations.


Descriptors :   *COMMUNITY RELATIONS , *MILITARY OPERATIONS , CASE STUDIES , CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , CONFLICT , COOPERATION , DOCUMENTS , ENGINEERING DRAWINGS , HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE