One Among Many: Building Partner Capacity in a Multinational Command
Strategy Research Paper
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Besides the cardinal mission of fighting and winning the Nation s wars, the United States Army has a salient tradition of training and advising foreign militaries. The new Defense Strategic Guidance emphasizes the enduring nature of the mission to build partner capacity. Although it does not envision large-scale, prolonged stability operations in the near term, the guidance cautions against the total divestment of mission capabilities and emphasizes the retention of lessons learned over the past decade. The establishment of NATO Training Mission Afghanistan provides a unique case study for understanding the challenges found in training indigenous security personnel, operating within a multinational training command, and creating and training an entire armed force from the squad to the ministerial level.
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