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Civil-military cooperation: a relevant component of the Lebanese Armed Forces in today's operational environment.

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Technical Report,26 Jun 2017,24 May 2018

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U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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The Lebanese Armed Forces LAF deployment for external and internal missions, in addition to the diverse threats that Lebanon is facing, demonstrate the importance of comprehensive interactions with Lebanese civil society. This monograph argues that the lessons learned from US Civil-Military Operations and Civil Affairs, and NATO Civil-Military Interaction and Civil-Military Cooperation doctrines offer valuable insights that can help the LAF develop its CIMIC doctrine to better address Lebanese national security threats. This research analyzes the LAF CIMIC as a case study, focusing on Civil-Military Relations and Civil Military Interaction, the LAF comprehensive security approach, and the LAF CIMIC components to find new practices for the LAF CIMIC. This monograph suggests that the LAF should introduce the instruments of national power as lines of effort into the CIMIC doctrine, coordinate with the Directorates of Intelligence and Orientation to synchronize Information Operations and Psychologic Operations, and work on emphasizing training by establishing a CIMIC training section.

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  • Military Forces and Organizations

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