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Old 12-22-2010   #1
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Default CIMIC annotated bibliography, 1990-2010

Just spotted this (330KB PDF, 33 pgs) via Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) - this, from the executive summary:
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CIMIC (Civil-Military Cooperation) is defined by the Canadian Forces terminology bank as “the coordination and cooperation, in support of a mission, between the military and civil actors, including the national population and authorities, as well as international, national, governmental, and non-governmental organizations and agencies.” The CIMIC function includes liaison and the facilitation of information exchange, activities which, for most missions the CF is engaged in, are critical to achieving any level of success. After turning to ad hoc solutions during the various missions in the Balkans in the 1990s, the CF formalized CIMIC doctrine in 1999 in an effort to provide a foundation for training activities and operations. The following is a list of books, documents, articles, case studies and briefings that collectively provide a broad doctrinal and academic discussion of CIMIC in both a theoretical and practical standpoint. It can be seen that, even though this bibliography spans two decades, the literature is relatively shallow when compared to other more mature military capabilities and functions. This bibliography is not designed to pinpoint any one definition or perspective of CIMIC, but to expand the breadth and scope of discussions regarding this topic. Hopefully it will succeed in allowing anyone interested in exploring this matter a variety of perspectives from which to understand the nuance and complexity of CIMIC.
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