Accession Number:

AD1111673

Title:

Effective Nation Building

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Research Paper]

Corporate Author:

ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX

Report Date:

2007-11-27

Pagination or Media Count:

26

Abstract:

Much of the world and many of the Arabic nations view the United States attempts at nation- building as U.S. democratic imperialism or dangerous adventurism that destabilizes countries and political regions. In light our current ongoing difficulties in Iraq and our historical failures and successes in nation- building, the United States government should redesign its nation-building strategy into a living and adaptive nation-building model in order to support and strengthen our national security policy. The role of our military in effective nation-building is paramount to success as security and stability are universally accepted as the first perquisites to successful nation-building. In the past three decades our government has either embraced the militarys role in nation-building or railed against military involvement. However, the fact remains that whether for or against the premise of our armed forces involvement in nation-building, every administration in the past three decades has engaged our military in increasingly ambitious nation-building missions. Unfortunately, each administration has also approached each nation-building endeavor with a new label and a new approach irrespective of historical precedents and lessons learned.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]