In the Pursuit of Representative Governance and Peace Development
Strategy research project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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In recent military operations, the United States has learned some difficult lessons at the tragic cost of American lives. To succeed in such operations, we must face the reality, that although developing an international capacity for sound representative governance is difficult it is necessary in order to win the peace and create future partners. In order to create capacities for representative governance and peace, we must be better prepared with an experienced, networked team of professionals who are able to create unified action across the whole-of-government. We need foreign policy that reflects clear leadership and assumes a holistic approach across the full spectrum of operations. This paper proposes restructuring the United States administration in order to avoid the mistakes specifically made in preparation for Operation IRAQI FREEDOM Phase IV, and those associated with irregular, asymmetric conflicts we have faced over the last fifteen plus years. The proposed new Department of Representative Governance and Peace Development, initiated by a National Security Act for the 21st century, will enhance our capability to prevail in Afghanistan and restore our international image as a strong and effective global superpower.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics