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Arctic Breaze
05-11-2007, 05:16 PM
In an effort to get discussion off of on the ground details because we all know the soldier will always do what they are trained and asked to do. Here are 25 points that put the questions to the leadership to ask what coordinated efforts are they doing?

What is their total throughput or are they just Sub Optimising strategies at the expense of the overall vision?


Your country has decided to get intricately involved with another countryís domestic policy. Your country is going to send thousands of security forces to that country. These security forces are in the form of your military so military terms and objects are going to dominate the landscape unless strategy is correct and communicated to all participants in both countries.

How to do it?

1. Identify the differences between the countries. Advisers not part of your culture are essential to assist you identify the characteristics of your own country.
2. Identify which of these differences in your Home Country that could cause greatest conflict in Country B. If the greatest differences are ideological or religious then you must make efforts to ensure all your strategic decisions are washed clean from unacceptable ideology and religion.
3. Look at the differences as assets to your effort. If the greatest differences are ideological or religious then you must make efforts to ensure all your strategic decisions are washed clean from unacceptable ideology and religion.
4. Use these differences to influence all future strategic policy. Diverse cultures are a big asset because it will be more easily accepted by Country B that you do things differently and they will expect this. They will accept this only if you are culturally sensitive. The first differences you demonstrate will set the scene for the remainder of your involvement. For example Ė bombing when you do not know who exactly will be killed or unnecessarily destroying infrastructure clearly shows that your different way of doing things includes a low opinion of the people in Country B.

Home Culture:

5. Political requirements state that the people in your home country must receive an explanation as to why you are sending security forces in to another country. This is the point where you start to show respect for the people of country B by simply changing the words you use. You should not alienate or demonise people in country B with your language. Your language must be of leadership quality that speaks to all people in country B. You can not condemn segments of people in Country B with your language when they have behaved in a manner you find unacceptable. Your words must be inclusive and acknowledge that given more opportunities human nature most often chooses a healthy path. The overall message must make sense to Leaders and followers in country B no matter if they be evil or good at that point in time. IF YOU START OPERATIONS JUDGEMENTALLY THEN EXPECT CONSTANT JUDGEMENT IN RETURN.

6. Security Forces:
Must be informed of the aspects of their culture that conflicts in Iraq. Symbols, ceremonies, stories and all other brands of your unacceptable culture must be removed. Your security forces must highly value professionalism and strive to be as professional as possible; this includes removing cultural values unacceptable in Country B.

7. Professionalism not only comes from removing aspects that would be unprofessional in Iraq but also come from assisting the forces accept new ideas. Forces must be informed of the psychological human stages that all people go through when living in a foreign culture. Forces as individuals must be assisted through each stage. Those individuals that are unable to get through all stages must be removed from direct interaction with the people of Country B. High Professionalism awards should be given to the individuals that are able to adapt. Providing forces with much of what is at home is not helping them to be professional.

8. Forces must be rotated in and out. The more professional a unit becomes the more sensitive an area they are given to operate within. Every individual sees their place within this system of rotation and understands the responsibility given them based on the professionalism they have achieved. Forces are rotated out of the sensitive areas as the first steps of assimilating them back to their own culture. More effort must be put on home culture reunion because the forces attained such a high level of professionalism as a unit but they will be reunited eventually as individuals back home.

9. Accountability:
Every Bomb and Missile and Bullet must be accounted for. There must be a register to record where each weapon has been expended and what it achieved and what consequences will come of it. The culture of throwing a bomb at a problem has to end. It is counter productive to establishing professionalism in both countries. If the situation requires killing then do it with professionalism and not with immunity.

10. Do not prosecute soldiers for actions that can be attributed to poor leadership. Identify how leadership can be improved and improve it. Prosecute severely only when necessary but ensure the soldier clearly understand the Rules for Engagement. Prosecute more severely when leaders have not made improvements to leadership.

Arctic Breaze
05-11-2007, 05:18 PM
11. The Objectives: Meet, Ask, Suggest, Act, Make Mistakes, Correct, Succeed. Working together is not about dictating what should be done. Action is not about avoiding mistakes at all costs. Mistakes are a bonding problem solving opportunity. What is most important is action to avoid stagnation. Only through action will local leaders come to be identified.

12. The Mission: To get the people of County B active towards a vision of an improved standard of living for them in their style.

13. The people:
Propagate professionalism amongst the people of country B. Take the message from one of setting an example by severe punishment that supports the idea Ďif we catch you this is what we will do to youí. To the idea of, When we catch you this is how long you will lose your freedom, When you achieve this is how you will be rewarded, When you build this is how your community will be improved, When these things are achieved this is how your standard of living will be the highest in the region. With increasing opportunities to be professional the more people will take on responsibility. There will be early adopters of the new ideas and some people will not be able to participate. JUST LOOK AT THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF ADAPTION IN NEW EUROPE.

14.The Infrastructure:
Food, Water, Shelter, Security, Sanitation, Electricity, Community structures like gathering areas for culture, sports, discussion, enjoyment.

15. The Focus:
Donít come with your employee mentality to a society that requires employer skills. Deploy all that you know about entrepreneurialism and assist the local people to start businesses. You must be putting great effort in to identifying the leaders with Country B and giving them the tools they need to get established. Only the local leaders are able to take the people towards the vision of a new and better life. These leaders are the people with leadership skills and may have been evil under the previous regime. Donít blame them for being a leader by punishing them as they simply were successfully evil under an evil system. With the new system they will again be successful on a healthy path.

16. Be Genuine:
Provide international educational trips for the successful entrepreneurs. Make your home open to them as you have gone it to their home it is expected.

17. Neighbours:
You have to find what is valuable to them and deliver value. Involve them to give them the responsibility that comes with being a neighbour. This is an opportunity for dialogue. You are the neutral participant can facilitate more than what could previously be facilitated.

18. Motivate:
Iraq is not a quagmire of downward spiralling issues as the majority of non leaders will have you believe. Iraq is an opportunity of a life time for the people of Iraq and the people going to Iraq. You could sit in suburbia wasting your life or you can get involved with people that want to improve their standard of living.

19. Sacrifice:
There must be different levels of professional management that stay for the duration of the operation. Continuity must be there and local people must have confidence in the continuity.

20. The Nei Sayers:
Expose them fast for what they are not. They are not leaders working towards a better world.

A. They stood by and let genocide continue in Europe and did not get involved unless the US got involved. So no chance they would ever get involved further from home.
B. If the security forces canít find and remove all explosives then donít let the media discredit you by letting them focus of Chemical weapons. The responsibility was on the previous regime to prove they did not have chemical weapons and not you. If chemical weapons canít be found it is simply an indication of how unaccountable people and departments were in the previous regime. Tell it how it is.

Judicial, Legislative, Executive
21. Executive Ministers must provide leadership and make directional decisions in abundance. This is no time for political jockeying as moving the country forward at a rapid rate whilst international support is available is paramount. Political opposition parties must be engaged constructively and used as another resource of ideas. THE BEST IDEAS COME FROM DISCUSSIONS SURROUNDING OBJECTIONS.

22. Legislative function must also be passing bills in abundance on issues wider than just the critical. Laws must be enacted that deal with diverse civil issues that aleviate inconvenience for different levels of the Socio economic scale. The importance of this is that it will prevent a wait of many years before domestic issues are delt with.

23. Judicial authority must for the first 10 or so years be strict with the focus on reinstating discipline in a society that is most comfortable with a strong hand. Imprisonment should not be the only option when there are many public works required to get the economy moving.

There should not be too much focus on corruption if this corruption is simply the use of innovative techniques to facilitate faster business activity. However corruption that removes assets from Iraq should be dealt with harshly. Let this policy be known as an unwritten rule that will end one day so there is an importance to get oneís business clean as soon as possible.

24. The judiciaryís power will be largely enforced by Police. Police will be disseminators of information about laws and enforcers of laws. A phased approach to law enforcement must be adopted where people receive warnings before enforcement is conducted. Police must be seen as fair but firm. The phase between warning and enforcement will enable the collection of information about persons previously unknown to them that are also in breach of the new laws. If the laws are unable to be implimented nation wide for a reason unknown to the judiciary then the executive Police officers have the right to withhold enforcement until an updated law is enacted.

25. Economy:
Dignity is provided by giving people the means to satisfy their immediate needs. For some their immediate need will be food and for others it will be to start a business. Cash in the form of pensions or social support for some and skilled resources will be required by others. If you just focus on jobs and cash then you will get the people focussing in on that as well and undermine your efforts to identify and champion leaders.