July 31, 2009, 4:00 - 5:30 PM - Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
The Project on National Security Reform (PNSR) and the Hudson Institute Center for Political-Military Analysis are pleased to invite you to a Roundtable on Interagency Reform discussing a case study on "Integrating Civilian and Military Efforts in Provincial Reconstruction Teams" by David Kobayashi, a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University.
Friday, July 31, 2009; 4:00-5:30 PM
Please RSVP (affirmative replies only) by sending your name and current institutional affiliation to Richard Weitz at Weitz@hudson.org.
Location: Hudson Institute, Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center, 1015 15th Street, N.W., 6th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005
Given the United States continuing commitments in Afghanistan and Iraq, it is vital that the U.S. government effectively integrate elements of military and civilian power to bring stability to both countries. Counterinsurgency operations are not exclusively military operations and require the coordination of civilian reconstruction efforts and military kinetic operations. Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) represent a novel and partially successful effort to bridge the gap between civilian and military elements of national power. These combined units of 50-100 military personnel and a smaller number of civilians were deployed to Afghanistan and later to Iraq to assist in counterinsurgency and reconstruction operations. This case study reviews the successes and failures of PRTs and attempts to underline the principle factors responsible for these outcomes.
The Project on National Security Reform (PNSR) is a non-partisan initiative that seeks to improve the U.S. Government's ability to integrate all elements of national power and more effectively respond to the strategic challenges of the 21st century. The PNSR case studies inform the other analytic work of PNSR by highlighting recurring trends in how the U.S. national security system addresses complex national security problems.
We hope that you can attend.
Richard Weitz, Ph.D., Head
Case Studies Working Group
Project on National Security Reform
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