Rebalancing the Regional D.I.M.E.
Strategy Research Project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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United States national security operations in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan highlighted the importance of interagency interdependence across the full spectrum of operations. Joint publications, Army field manuals and numerous speakers at the U.S. Army War College have espoused a whole-of-government approach, but coordination continues to be the national mantra. U.S Departments provide resources that are out of balance and not effectively integrated to maximize results. The military instrument of power continues to fill the vacuum created by inadequate resourcing of the remaining instruments. This imbalance between Ends, Ways, and Means must be rectified to ensure the most effective response in the current strategic environment. Regionally, the U.S. Government must move from a Cold War, military-centric, coordination based organization to an all-inclusive integrated construct. By changing the Ways from coordination to integration, and rightfully balancing the Means, the USG can efficiently plan and execute a whole-of-government approach worldwide. This paper proposes an Interagency Regional Operations Center as the answer to the Ends, Ways, and Means imbalance.
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