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Accession Number ADA562388
Title Building Partnerships by Design or by Default.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 96p
Personal Author K. C. Therrien
Abstract The purpose of this thesis is to explore how the United States military should organize, train, and equip its forces to better support building partnership capacity operations in support of the Geographic Combatant Commanders' (GCC) Theater Campaign Plans (TCP). As stated in the '2010 Quadrennial Defense Review,' the Secretary of Defense's priority objective of preventing and deterring conflict requires the Services to better align organization and force structure in support of national security and military strategies to meet GCC Theater Campaign Plan requirements. As the GCC's priorities change in support of our national strategies (ends), the forces provided (means) and how they are employed (ways) should also change. The assumption that U.S. conventional combat forces can do this additional building partnership capacity mission by default and 'out of hide' is not valid. If the number one priority is theater engagement and building partnerships, then that mission should be resourced appropriately, in spite of organizational resistance, to meet the needs of the Geographic Combatant Commanders attempting to execute this mission.
Keywords Building partnership capacity
Department of defense
Florida incursions 1810-1819
Geographic combatant commanders
Interagency coordination
Iraqi war
Joint military activities
Military commanders
Military forces(Foreign)
Military forces(United states)
Military history
Military training
Political alliances
Post-world war II
Spanish-American war 1898-1901
Theater campaign plans
War of 1812

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author National Defense Univ., Norfolk, VA. Joint Advanced Warfighting School.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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