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Assessing the U.S. Air Force Unified Engagement Building Partnerships Seminars

Published Sep 27, 2011

by Jennifer D. P. Moroney, Jeffrey Engstrom

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The U.S. Air Force's Building Partnerships Seminars support Unified Engagement, a biannual war game. During these seminars, countries that do not formally participate in the larger wargame engage in tabletop exercises, providing inputs for supporting exercise scenarios. RAND assessed two of these seminars to identify ways to enhance the program. The recommendations that emerged were a need for authoritative documentation, such as an Air Force instruction; measurable objectives for each seminar to aid assessment; identification and involvement of other potential stakeholders at the outset of planning; development of after-action reports; and follow-up mechanisms, such as post-event interviews and participant surveys. This briefing also demonstrates the use of RAND's security cooperation assessment framework.

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