Stabilization and Reconstruction: The Need to Improve Department of State's Coordinator of Reconstruction and Stabilization
MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND QUANTICO VA
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The creation of SCRS is of great importance to the United States Military as it identifies an organization that anticipates being capable of executing reconstruction and stabilization operations. As an organization that is trying to gain a foothold within the United States Government SCRS still has many obstacles to overcome. SCRS lacks full United States Government representation. DOS was tasked to coordinate across all United States Government agencies as Stability and Reconstruction will require a total government effort. If this is the case, SCRS must be staffed with representatives from all executive branch departments of the United States Government. There is still a need to coordinate with each department however, assigning experienced staffers from each department will ensure the synchronization and integration required for Stabilization and Reconstruction planning. Department of State SCRS is not fully integrated with Department of Defense. NSPD-44 directs the DOS to work with DOD in ensuring reconstruction and stabilization operations are integrated with United States Military plans. To that end, the DOS has made an effort. However, the DOS needs to take their concept to the next level of development to ensure full integration. The two departments can no longer operate independently they are inextricably linked by the strategy of reconstruction and stabilization.
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