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Conflict management and "whole of government" : useful tools for U.S. national security strategy? / Volker C. Franke, Robert H. Dorff, editors.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLM D 101.146:C 76/3 (Text) 19754260 Online document Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 447 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [2012]

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General Note:
Title from PDF title page (viewed on April 17, 2012).
"April 2012."
"Strategic studies institute book."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction / Volker C. Franke and Robert H. Dorff -- Security sector reform : 12 central questions for responding to the security challenges of the 21st century / Robert Kennedy -- The puzzle of national security planning for the whole of government / Mary R. Habeck -- Development is destruction, and other things you weren't told at school / Michael Ashkenazi -- Where does whole of government meet whole of society? / Lisa Schirch -- Security system reform in weak or fragile states : a threefold challenge to the whole of government approach / Fouzieh Melanie Alamir -- A whole lot of substance or a whole lot of rhetoric? : a perspective on a whole of government approach to security challenges / Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. -- Whole of government in diplomacy and development : whole or hole? / James Stephenson -- The national security staff : what's missing in whole of government approaches to national security / Jack A. LeCuyer -- Lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan : looking from outside the box / Christopher Holshek -- Civil-military teaming : a solution? / William J. Flavin -- Ethical lessons of maximizing private contractor value in Afghanistan and Iraq / Doug Brooks and Mackenzie Duelge -- Multiethnic conflicts in U.S. military theaters overseas : intercultural imperatives / Gregory Paul P. Meyjes.
Summary, etc.:
Today, America faces security challenges that are exceedingly dynamic and complex, in part because of the ever changing mix and number of actors involved and the pace with which the strategic and operational environments change. To meet these new challenges more effectively, the Obama administration advocated strengthening civilian instruments of national power and enhancing America's whole-of-government (WOG) capabilities. Although the need for comprehensive integration and coordination of civilian and military, governmental and nongovernmental, national and international capabilities to improve efficiency and effectiveness of post-conflict stabilization and peacebuilding efforts is widely recognized, Washington has been criticized for its attempts at creating WOG responses to international crises and conflicts for overcommitment of resources, lack of sufficient funding and personnel, competition between agencies, ambiguous mission objectives, and undermining the military's primary purpose of defending the national interest. Presenting the results of an international Symposium held at Kennesaw State University in February 2011, this volume traces the genesis of WOG, critically examines current WOG practices, and draws lessons from the operational contexts of Iraq and Afghanistan. The first part of the book describes the overall global security context within which peacebuilding and stability operations are currently conducted, examines the merits of WOG approaches, and discusses their efficacy for responding to a range of emerging threats. The second part addresses some of the practical challenges of implementing WOG approaches to international conflict management and specifically to U.S. intervention in fragile states. The third and final part examines WOG efforts in the field and draws lessons learned from operational experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq to potential future interventions.
Subject: Interagency coordination > United States > Congresses.
Civil-military relations > United States > Congresses.
National security > United States > Congresses.
Conflict management > United States > Congresses.

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