Defense, Development, and Diplomacy (3D): Canadian and U.S. Military Perspectives
ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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War has changed. New organizing principles require a new paradigm that facilitates change from a singular military approach to a multidimensional, multi-organizational, and multilateralmultinational whole-of-government and whole-of-alliancecoalition approach to deal more effectively with the contemporary global security reality. Based on its 3-D Defense, Development, and Diplomacy approach, Canada has made great strides in developing a new external conflict and internal catastrophedisaster paradigm in which traditional military and police organizations continue to play major roles, but are closely coordinated with all the other instruments of power under the control of the civil authority. The 3-D concept is rapidly growing into a broader and more effective strategic whole-of-government and grand-strategy whole-of-alliance paradigm. Participants recommended that these models be utilized as the essential organizing principles to make carefully-staffed supplementary recommendations to the appropriate authority to establish a comprehensive North American process for active intergovernmental and multilateral policy coordination and cooperation. In these terms, they further recommended that governments and their security-related institutions continue to develop appropriate organizational mechanisms that will achieve an effective unity of effort. The intent is to ensure that the application of the various civil-military instruments of power directly contributes to a viable and mutually agreed political end-state. Generating a more complete unity of effort will require conceptual and organizational contributions at the international, as well as the national level.
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