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Stabilization and Reconstruction: Actions Needed to Improve Governmentwide Planning and Capabilities for Future Operations

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[Technical Report, Congressional Testimony]

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United States Government Accountability Office

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The United States has become increasingly involved in stabilization and reconstruction operations as evidenced in the Balkans, Haiti, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In December 2005, the President issued National Security Presidential Directive 44,establishing governmentwide policy for coordinating, planning, and implementing U.S. stabilization and reconstruction assistance to affected foreign entities. This testimony addresses stabilization and reconstruction issues related to 1 State Department Stateefforts to improve interagency planning and coordination,2 Department of Defense DODefforts to enhance its capabilities and planning, and 3 State efforts to develop civilian capabilities. GAOs statement is based on its May 2007 report on DOD stability operations and preliminary observations related to States interagency planning framework and civilian response capabilities.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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[A, Approved For Public Release]