Strengthening the Partnership: Improving Military Coordination with Relief Agencies and Allies in Humanitarian Operations

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Many humanitarian interventions led and supported by the United States go beyond simple disaster relief and include such difficult tasks as protecting refugees, securing humanitarian aid, and restoring civil order. The U.S. Air Force often plays an important role in such complex contingency operations. MR-1185-AF explores how the military might improve coordination with relief agencies and with European allies in such operations. It examines the dynamics of complex contingency operations, provides an overview of ...

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Overview

Many humanitarian interventions led and supported by the United States go beyond simple disaster relief and include such difficult tasks as protecting refugees, securing humanitarian aid, and restoring civil order. The U.S. Air Force often plays an important role in such complex contingency operations. MR-1185-AF explores how the military might improve coordination with relief agencies and with European allies in such operations. It examines the dynamics of complex contingency operations, provides an overview of the relief community, delineates barriers to better cooperation, discusses the European contribution, and recommends steps the military might take to improve coordination in future crises. Steps include improving military familiarization with key relief organizations humanitarian advisor, establishing more centers of excellence, and bringing relief organizations into the planning process.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833028686
  • Publisher: Rand Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/9/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 190
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Figures
Tables
Summary
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations and Acronyms
1 Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Complex Contingency Operations and the Role of the Military
2 Characteristics of Complex Contingency Operations 7
3 Frequency of Conflict and Response 13
4 Military Tasks in Complex Contingencies 27
5 Common Constraints on Operations 45
Pt. 2 The Relief Community and the Military
6 Overview of the Relief Community 59
7 Advantages to Better Coordination with the Relief Community 73
8 Coordination Structures and Their Limits 81
9 Barriers to Improved Coordination with Relief Agencies 101
Pt. 3 Working with European Allies
10 Humanitarian Intervention as a Coalition Activity 123
Pt. 4 Implications and Recommendations
11 A Strategy to Improve Coordination 141
App. A U.S. NGOs 181
App. B Major International NGOs 187
App. C French Experience and Perspectives 195
Bibliography 203
Index 215
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