Civil Military Operations in the New World

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1997 - 269 pages
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Addressing the interaction between military operations and the activities of civilian government agencies, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) during and after conflict, this study traces the development of civil military operations from their origin during World War II as Civil Affairs and military government to the present array of civil military operations. In so doing, it looks closely at the recent cases of Panama, Kuwait and southern Iraq, the Kurdish rescue mission in northern Iraq, Somalia, and Haiti. Of particular interest is the book's integration of national policy, strategy, and operations as it looks at the interplay between combat operations and their civil, military and political consequences. The outcome of the operations considered here suggests a need to look at the organization and planning of military forces in contemporary conflict as well as the integration of nonmilitary players into the game from the start of operations. The author concludes that the essence of modern conflict can be found in civil military operations.

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JOHN T. FISHEL is Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. While serving on active duty as a Lieutenant Colonel he was the principal planner for post-conflict operations in Panama and was Chief of Policy and Strategy for the Commander-in-Chief, United States Southern Command.

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