Accession Number:

ADA493728

Title:

The United States Government Interagency Process and the Failure of Institution Building in Iraq

Descriptive Note:

Civilian research project

Corporate Author:

UNITED STATES INST OF PEACE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-06-12

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

The United States Government USG has been at war in Iraq for over five years. In that time, while there have been many tactical successes, the USG has been unable to fully succeed strategically because of an inability to help the Government of Iraq GoI become a fully functioning and sovereign government that is able to provide for the needs of its people. This study uses the war in Iraq as an illustrative case study to examine the weaknesses in USG capability to help build partner capacity and to conduct reconstruction and stabilization. The research leveraged numerous books, articles, reports, and very extensive interviews with senior leaders involved in both the war in Iraq and the broader USG mission of capacity building. The project makes a series of recommendations to support the development of a USG doctrine for stability operations, and provides a series of options for structure and command and control for further study and research.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE