Improving Capacity for Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations

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U.S. experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrated that improving U.S. capacity for stabilization and reconstruction operations is critical to national security. The authors recommend building civilian rather than military capacity, realigning and reforming existing agencies, and funding promising programs. They also suggest improvements to deployable police capacity, crisis-management processes, and guidance and funding.

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Overview

U.S. experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrated that improving U.S. capacity for stabilization and reconstruction operations is critical to national security. The authors recommend building civilian rather than military capacity, realigning and reforming existing agencies, and funding promising programs. They also suggest improvements to deployable police capacity, crisis-management processes, and guidance and funding.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833046987
  • Publisher: RAND Corporation
  • Publication date: 4/25/2009
  • Pages: 104
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface iii

Figure and Table vii

Summary ix

Acknowledgments xvii

Abbreviations xix

Chapter 1 Why Stabilization and Reconstruction? 1

What Are Stabilization and Reconstruction? 3

Who Conducts Stabilization and Reconstruction Tasks? 4

The Challenge of Building and Leveraging Capacity 12

Chapter 2 What Do Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations Entail? 13

Operational Requirements 13

Defining Capacity Requirements 25

Developing Capacity 32

Chapter 3 Recent Efforts to Build Capacity 33

The Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization: Creation, Interagency Direction, and Legislation 33

S/CRS Concepts for Planning and Conducting Operations 40

Efforts to Develop Civilian Capacity 44

Remaining Challenges 55

Conclusion 61

Chapter 4 Conclusions and Recommendations 63

Emphasize Civilian Rather Than Military Capacity 64

Realign NSC, State, and USAID Roles 66

Fund and Implement the Civilian Stabilization Initiative 68

Improve Deployable Police Capacity 70

Improve Management for Stabilization and Reconstruction 71

Ensure Coherent Guidance and Funding for Effectiveness and Sustainability 74

Bibliography 77

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