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Integrating civilian agencies in stability operations [electronic resource] / Thomas S. Szayna ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Szayna, Thomas S, 1960- | Arroyo Center.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2009Description: 1 online resource (xxxii, 167 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780833048950 (electronic bk.); 0833048953 (electronic bk.).Report number: MG-801-ASubject(s): Integrated operations (Military science) | Interagency coordination -- United States | Civil-military relations -- United States | Postwar reconstruction -- Government policy -- United States | United States -- Armed Forces -- Civic action | United States -- Armed Forces -- Stability operations | United States -- Armed Forces -- Civil functions | United States -- Armed Forces -- Civic action | United States -- Armed Forces -- Civil functions | United States -- Armed Forces -- Stability operations | Military Science | HISTORY -- Military -- StrategyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Integrating civilian agencies in stability operations.DDC classification: 355.4 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Preface; Contents; Figures; Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; CHAPTER ONE -- Introduction; CHAPTER 2 -- Identifying the Key Agencies: The Top-Down Approach; CHAPTER 3 -- Identifying the Key Agencies: The Bottom-Up Approach; CHAPTER 4 -- Problems of Civilian Agency Participation in SSTR Operations; CHAPTER 5 -- Building Interagency Collaborative Networks; CHAPTER 6 -- Options for More Effective Civilian AgencyParticipation in SSTR Operations; APPENDIX -- Additional Materials; Bibliography; APPENDIX A -- Inputs, Outputs, and Outcomes of PRT Capabilities
Summary: RAND Arroyo Center examined the question of how the Army can help make key civilian agencies more capable partners in the planning and execution of stability, security, transition, and reconstruction (SSTR) operations. The authors identify the primary and secondary civilian agencies that should be involved in strategic-level planning and implementation of SSTR operations. Then, relying on available information on Provincial Reconstruction Teams and using a variety of federal databases, the authors identify the skill sets needed for the envisioned Field Advance Civilian Teams and where these skills reside in the federal government. The authors then assess the capacity of the main civilian agencies to participate in SSTR operations and analyze the recurring structural problems that have plagued their attempts to do so. The authors suggest a series of options that are worth considering in order to improve the current situation. Even without much action at the national level, the Army can still improve the situation by improving Army Civil Affairs and by executing a well-thought-out strategy of liaison officers assigned to the civilian agencies most important for SSTR operations.
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"MG-801-A"--P. [4] of cover.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-167).

RAND Arroyo Center examined the question of how the Army can help make key civilian agencies more capable partners in the planning and execution of stability, security, transition, and reconstruction (SSTR) operations. The authors identify the primary and secondary civilian agencies that should be involved in strategic-level planning and implementation of SSTR operations. Then, relying on available information on Provincial Reconstruction Teams and using a variety of federal databases, the authors identify the skill sets needed for the envisioned Field Advance Civilian Teams and where these skills reside in the federal government. The authors then assess the capacity of the main civilian agencies to participate in SSTR operations and analyze the recurring structural problems that have plagued their attempts to do so. The authors suggest a series of options that are worth considering in order to improve the current situation. Even without much action at the national level, the Army can still improve the situation by improving Army Civil Affairs and by executing a well-thought-out strategy of liaison officers assigned to the civilian agencies most important for SSTR operations.

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Cover; Preface; Contents; Figures; Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; CHAPTER ONE -- Introduction; CHAPTER 2 -- Identifying the Key Agencies: The Top-Down Approach; CHAPTER 3 -- Identifying the Key Agencies: The Bottom-Up Approach; CHAPTER 4 -- Problems of Civilian Agency Participation in SSTR Operations; CHAPTER 5 -- Building Interagency Collaborative Networks; CHAPTER 6 -- Options for More Effective Civilian AgencyParticipation in SSTR Operations; APPENDIX -- Additional Materials; Bibliography; APPENDIX A -- Inputs, Outputs, and Outcomes of PRT Capabilities

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