Accession Number:

AD1042809

Title:

Third generation Civil military Relations: Moving Beyond the Security Development Nexus

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

University of Copenhagen Copenhagen Denmark

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The U.S. elevation of security assistance to a core military capability has divided the waters between those who believe the military should stick to preparing strike capability and fighting wars and those who believe the world needs much broader forms of military engagement. Recent developments in strategy indicate that the latter opinion will prevail. The commencement of U.S. Africa Command USAFRICOM in 2007 with its civilian command, interagency modalities, and soft power mandate reflects that an amalgamation of military and civilian capabilities is viewed at the highest levels as the way forward for realizing U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE