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Accession Number ADA590281
Title Challenge of Unified Action in Shaping the Strategic Environment.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 36p
Personal Author R. Wagner
Abstract Diplomacy, development and defense form the three primary pillars of US foreign policy used to engage and shape a global strategic environment. Over the past decade, a variety of critics have noted the lack of US interagency coordination in its international engagement and shaping efforts. This paper contends that although formal interagency structures and processes have improved and do exist at the national and country team level, the lack of an authoritative interagency mechanism at the regional level inhibits unified action in the conduct of shaping operations. To develop this argument, this paper focuses on the challenges of policy development, and subsequent implementation at our US Missions abroad. This paper highlights attempts to improve interagency collaboration and recommends potential courses of action. Recommendations include: a reconfiguration of the Unified Command Plan from a DoD-centric, to an NSC-lite centric organization, a revamped approach to planning at the Embassy level, and consideration of an interagency Goldwater- Nichols Act.
Keywords Collaborative techniques
Department of defense
Department of state
Development and defense
Foreign policy
Global strategic environment
Goldwater-nichols act
Government reform
Interagency coordination
Interagency planning
International engagement
National security
Nongovernmental organizations
Nsc(National security council)
Nss(National security strategy)
Unified command plan
United states government
Usaid(United states agency for international aid)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
Corporate Author Army War Coll., Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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