Accession Number:

ADA463738

Title:

Transforming the Interagency System for Complex Operations

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense has had to transform itself to meet the new challenges of the global war on terror. For the first phase of transformation, the military has made considerable progress in augmenting its war-fighting acumen with new technologies, hardware acquisition, precision weaponry, and force capabilities. In this long war, involving more irregular, asymmetric operations, transformation also requires renewed focus on interagency and international partners to build a full-spectrum civil-military capability for stability operations and other complex contingencies. The rapid military victories in Afghanistan and Iraq are a testament to the broad success of the first phase of transformation, but the challenges posed in the stabilization and reconstruction of both countries highlight the need for increased attention on the second phase. This case study examines one aspect of that transformation efforts by the Executive Branch and Congress to improve the interagency system for stability operations.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE