Accession Number:

AD1042582

Title:

CERP in Afghanistan: Refining Military Capabilities in Development Activities

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article

Corporate Author:

DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR PERSONNEL (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2012-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Carl Schramm, president and chief executive officer of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, published a paper in Foreign Affairs in 2010 entitled Expeditionary Economics, arguing that the economies of Iraq and Afghanistan have shown few signs of progress. Schramm makes the case for the military to engage broadly in midconflict and postconflict reconstruction using a variety of tools. Economic reconstruction must be a part of a three-legged strategy, following invasion and stabilization. To do reconstruction, the military needs to expand its areas of competence, rid itself of its central planning mentality, and become a more flexible force that can facilitate economic growth while trying to stabilize the regions in which it is engaged.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE