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Stability Operations in Haiti 2010: A Case Study

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The stability operation in Haiti from January 14 to June 1, 2010 demonstrated how over a dozen U.S. Government departments and agencies worked together effectively in an unprecedented large-scale foreign humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (FHA/DR) effort. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that … Continue reading

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2016-2017 Civil Affairs Issue Papers: Leveraging Civil Affairs

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For three years now, the Civil Affairs Association and its partners have provided the Civil Affairs Regiment a way to provide experience-based feedback and advice to institutional and policy level leadership on the future of the Civil Affairs force through … Continue reading

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Past is Prologue: Abroad in Syria with the Ghosts of Iraq

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In the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the short-lived Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA) briefly held a mandate to lead post-war reconstruction efforts. The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) under L. Paul Bremer replaced ORHA before its … Continue reading

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Stability Operations in East Timor 1999-2000: A Case Study

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This stability operations case study project emerged from a Joint Requirements Oversight Council task to examine how Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) institutions teach operational planning for steady-state peacekeeping and stability operations. The Joint Staff J-7 requested the U.S. Army … Continue reading

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The Fate of the Civilian Surge in a Changing Environment

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As the United States winds down its stabilization operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Department of State (DOS) and U.S. Agency for International Development will face bureaucratic and political pressures to abandon their already modest reconstruction and stabilization (R&S) lines … Continue reading

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Stability Operations in Somalia 1992-1993: A Case Study

This stability operations case study project emerged from a Joint Requirements Oversight Council task to examine how Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) institutions teach operational planning for steady-state peacekeeping and stability operations. The Joint Staff J-7 requested the U.S. Army … Continue reading

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Volume 2, 2015-2016 Civil Affairs Issue Papers: Civil Affairs: A Force for Engagement and Conflict Prevention

The following CA award winning issues papers clearly illustrate many of the impending challenges for the CA force, and we recognize their innovative concepts and insight.• First Place: “Renewed Relevance: CA Develop Human Networks for Effective Engagement,” by Maj. Arnel … Continue reading

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The Evolving Contingency Contracting Market: Private Sector Self-Regulation and United States Government Monitoring of Procurement of Stability Operations Services

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The activities of private companies in combat operations and complex environments have traditionally drawn minimal attention when compared to their historic presence in such settings; yet in the last twenty years the services of these companies have grown to become a seemingly indispensable part of the modern western stabilization arsenal, as well as the subject of much media attention. Continue reading

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Climate Change: Considerations for Geographic Combatant Commands

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DoD’s Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs) have the imperative to assess their Theater Campaign Plans in response to DoD’s recent 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap. As a ‘case-study’ relevant to all GCCs this paper analyzes the risks and opportunities facing U.S. … Continue reading

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Religion: A Missing Component of Professional Military Education

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