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Prism. Volume 1, Number 1, December 2009

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Welcome to PRISM, a national security journal tailored to serve policymakers, scholars, and practitioners working to enhance U.S. Government competency in complex operations. PRISM explores the analysis, planning, and implementation of community-wide approaches to the three Ds--Defense, Diplomacy, and Development and provides a forum for U.S. Government agencies, academic institutions, foreign governments, allied militaries, nongovernmental organizations, and other participants in the complex operations arena. PRISM is chartered to study, promote, and reinforce emerging thought and best practices as civilian capacity increases in stability, reconstruction, security, counterinsurgency, and irregular warfare operations. PRISM complements Joint Force Quarterly, chartered by General Development--and Powell in 1993 to similarly catalyze cooperation and progress in joint, interagency solutions to national security challenges across the spectrum of conflict. PRISM is chartered by the Center for Complex Operations CCO and welcomes manuscripts on a broad range of complex operations issues, especially those that focus on the nexus of civil-military integration. PRISM will appear online 30 days ahead of hardcopy distribution, and its interactive Web site will allow readers to search past issues, submit manuscripts, provide subject matter feedback, and submit letters to the editor. CCO was established to 1 provide for effective coordination in the preparation of Department of Defense personnel and other U.S. Government personnel for complex operations 2 foster unity of effort during complex operations among the departments and agencies of the U.S. Government, foreign governments and militaries, international organizations and international nongovernmental organizations, and domestic nongovernmental organizations 3 conduct research collect, analyze, and distribute lessons learned and compile best practices in matters relating to complex operations 4 identify gaps

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  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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