Monthly Archives: October 2010

Education for the Crisis After Next

Here’s the good news: the US government is getting smarter at the strategic level about the need to respond collectively to crisis. Interagency fora at the cabinet and subcabinet levels are working better than before (sometimes), and financial resources are … Continue reading

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“Whole-of-Government”

“Whole-of-government” is a useful way to conceptualize a many-sided American approach to crisis management. However, it is a bit misleading, at the same time both too broad and not inclusive enough. Too broad because not all of the US government … Continue reading

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Diplomacy & Development

Diplomacy and development are not yet the “new normal” in leading US counter-insurgency strategy, but we are gradually headed in that direction. According to my reading of counter-insurgency doctrine the overwhelming majority of our effort must reside in the civilian realm – supporting economic development, good governance, justice, and trade, among other things. Continue reading

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