Accession Number:

ADA626061

Title:

Minimalist Medical Diplomacy - Do Engagements Achieve US National Strategy Global Health Security Objectives?

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

Given today s dynamic security, political and fiscal environment, there is an emphasis for the military to become more efficient with limited resources. To meet this objective, national strategic policy documents demand United States Government USG planners and strategists evaluate and identify balanced organizational resource capability synergies. Despite an emphasis towards limited cost and resource allocation, the USG still requires its agents, military and civilian, to advance the nation s strategic interests. To achieve this objective, the USG is working diligently to maintain commitments using its Instruments of Power IoP to strengthen alliances and partnerships through global engagements. Part of this strategy involves medical diplomacy, which has been leveraged to promote national interests since 1846. Today, medical diplomacy spans the continuum of war and requires synergistic collaboration between the military and Unified Action Partners UAP to ensure global stability promotes national interests and preserves security in the global commons. To examine the efficacy of Minimalist Medical Diplomacy MMD through Global Health Engagements GHE in stability operations, this paper will explore the historical means of US medical diplomacy strategies within the Pacific Command PACOM region and propose that MMD through GHE activities achieves the Global Health Security GHS objectives contained within the National Security Strategy NSS.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE