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Old 08-03-2009   #1
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FYI All,

NDC Forum Paper 9 (Rome, June 2009) has just come out: Operationalizing a comprehensive approach in a semi-permissive environment.

You can probably find copies at the NATO Defense College, but here is a link for soft copy material: http://www.ndc.nato.int/research/series.php?icode=2

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FYI All,

NDC Forum Paper 9 (Rome, June 2009) has just come out: Operationalizing a comprehensive approach in a semi-permissive environment.

You can probably find copies at the NATO Defense College, but here is a link for soft copy material: http://www.ndc.nato.int/research/series.php?icode=2

Cheers,
Rach
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...ghanistan.html

This link takes you to an interesting article about alleged proposal by potential future Conservative government to have a dedicated Minister for Afghanistan - someone who would focus cross government department support for the current operation .
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I'm highly skeptical of anything that uses PRTs as a "model" of any kind. If anything, they should be a lesson in how not to do it.
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When it comes to counter-insurgencies run well over history, they always tend to move out of the military solutions and into the civil/governance solutions. Military soldiers are trained to fight and maneuver, hypothetically PRT representatives, NGOs and diplomats are trained in governance. So, while PRTs are not a model of what to do, they are the best we have.

To point at one solution, for not modelling off PRTs, picking up inactive ready reservists and training them for a few weeks in civil affairs will not make motivated soldiers for governance.
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