Accession Number:

ADA547778

Title:

Literature Review - Vegetation on Levees

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL AND STRUCTURES LAB

Report Date:

2010-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

379.0

Abstract:

Within the Caribbean Region, military organizations are asked to support the local police in the maintenance of law and order, as mandated by the defense ordinances of their respective nation-states. However, in the strategic context of the twenty-first century, Caribbean governments and their international stakeholders have placed additional pressure on these small organizations to perform such tasks. The purpose of this thesis is to conduct a descriptive, primarily inductive analysis, using the conceptual framework of Nadler and Tushman s Congruence Model and constructs from organizational theory, of the present organizational capabilities of the Belizean military, including its tasks, structure, people, processes, inputs, outputs and outcomes, relationships with other security organizations, and its place in the Belizean society. A force field analysis of a case involving a present, ongoing joint operation in Belize identifies enabling factors and barriers related to effectiveness. Hypotheses and lessons learned are generated regarding the variables that contribute to the BDF s effectiveness and how changes in the dynamics of the operating environment, especially in its additional, policing roles, affect effectiveness and performance. Results are likely to be instructive for other nation-

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE