Improving Interagency Integration at the Operational Level: CORDS- A Model for the Advanced Civilian Team [open pdf - 601KB]
"This monograph addresses the Advanced Civilian Team concept developed by S/CRS. Its purpose is to propose an organizational approach for the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization whereby the advanced Civilian team headquarters in combat situations can contribute to stabilization and reconstruction. This monograph suggests that the Advanced Civilian Team headquarters in combat situations partner with the in-theater military headquarters using a Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support-like approach. This approach is applicable to both the current and future operational environment. This researcher argues that this approach will enable the ACT headquarters to accomplish the S/CRS purpose of transforming societies from conflict and civil strife to sustainable peace, democracy, and a market economy."
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