Accession Number:

ADA464898

Title:

Getting It Right: Operationalizing Civilian Capacity for Conflict and Post-Conflict Environments

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-02-14

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Government must develop and institutionalize mechanisms to identify, train, and deploy civilian expertise in a unified manner with military command structures from the outset of conflict to accomplish the political-military objectives of complex contingency and Phase IV post-conflict operations. Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom starkly demonstrated the need for standardized procedures to deliver civilian expertise to the tactical level, but more importantly to deliver it to the operational level -- theater commands -- where they can provide crucial expertise, advice, and interpretation of strategic directives, as well as oversight of the on-the-ground implementation. New civilian-military interfacing methods and structures also will require changes to current military doctrine and to current budgeting procedures. New procedures and mechanisms can be established relatively quickly, without the need for new legislation, and several are now being created through the development of the State Departments Office for Crisis Response and Stabilization SCRS. The U.S. Government must conduct future conflict and post-conflict operations with not just joint and combined operations, but with unified civilian-military operations to achieve its political and military objectives.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE