Civilians and Soldiers: Achieving Better Coordination.
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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The purpose of this project, sponsored by the Smith Richardson Foundation, Incorporated, is to examine recent experience in complex contingency operations and develop recommendations that would achieve better coordination among civilians and soldiers. H. Smith Richardson and his wife Grace Jones Richardson established the foundation in 1935. Its mission is to help inform important public policy debates through support of pragmatic, policy-relevant research, analysis, and writing. Grants are channeled through three programs International Security and Foreign Policy, Children and Families at Risk, and Governance. Coordination is required both within the U.S. government through the interagency process and among actors in the field, including international organizations, regional alliances, and nongovernmental organizations. Of these, the interagency process has caused the greater difficulties and most needs reform. The United States cannot expect to exert leadership if it has not first thought through its own strategy. This report focuses on the interagency process.
- Government and Political Science
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations