Civil-Military Cooperation in Post-Conflict Operations

Civil-Military Cooperation in Post-Conflict Operations

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Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) is the relationship between militaries and humanitarians. Largely conducted in post-conflict environments, CIMIC has become a key characteristic of military operations in the twenty-first century. However, the field is mostly understood through stereotype rather than clear, comprehensive analysis. The range and scope of activities which fall under the wider rubric of CIMIC is huge, as are the number of differing approaches, across situations and national armed forces. This book demonstrates the wide variety of national approaches to CIMIC activities, introducing some theoretical and ethical considerations into a field that has largely been bereft of this type of debate. Containing several case studies of recent CIMIC (in the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq) along with theoretical analyses, it will assist scholars, practitioners, and decision-makers become more aware of the 'state of the art' in this field. Civil-Military Cooperation in Post-Conflict Operations will be of much interest to all students of military studies, humanitarian operations, peace operations and security studies in general.... and credibility with local authorities and building good working relations with all international civilian humanitarian groups ... of assistance on behalf of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) between 1996 and 2000.40 When ... a building that house the Red Cross; electrical wiring for reconstructed homes; re-establishing water supply to villages; ... their own fire truck; actually working with local fire-fighters to fight fires; assisting with local and regional governmentsanbsp;...

Title:Civil-Military Cooperation in Post-Conflict Operations
Author:Christopher Ankersen
Publisher:Routledge - 2007-09-28


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