Integrating Instruments of Power and Influence

Lessons Learned and Best Practices

Co-chairs: Robert E. Hunter, Edward Gnehm, George Joulwan

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Abstract

This report reflects a joint effort of the American Academy of Diplomacy and the RAND Corporation, growing out of a decade's worth of experience, principally gained by the United States, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the European Union, in military interventions abroad and their aftermath. The project brought together senior practitioners from a wide variety of institutions and disciplines (including U.S., allied, coalition, and United Nations military leaders, U.S. and European diplomats, and representatives of private-sector and nongovernmental organizations) to determine what people who were actually involved in operations in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan have learned about “getting the job done.” This report is a compilation, a synthesis, and an analysis of lessons learned and best practices regarding the integration of civilian and military intervention across the full spectrum of activities from the time before military intervention takes place through to post-conflict nation-building. It provides guidance for the U.S. and international institutions regarding critical areas of foreign policy and national security in the 21st century.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Introduction

  • Chapter Two

    Discussion and Recommendations

  • Chapter Three

    he U.S. Dimension

  • Chapter Four

    International Cooperation

  • Chapter Five

    Eighteen Basic Principles for Success

  • Appendix A

    Afghan Policy Action Group

  • Appendix B

    ISAF Regional Command and PRT Locations

  • Appendix C

    Biographies of Panel Members

This project was conducted within the International Security and Defense Policy Center (ISDP) of the RAND National Security Research Division (NSRD) in cooperation with the American Academy of Diplomacy. NSRD conducts research and analysis for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, the defense agencies, the Department of the Navy, the Marine Corps, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Intelligence Community, allied foreign governments, and foundations.

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