Through the Joint, Interagency, and Multinational Lens: Linking the Strategic Environment and Operational Planning: Volume 2 [open pdf - 5MB]
"'Strategy without process is little more than a wish list.' - Robert Filek. These are wise words and it is in this endeavor, to apply a process to strategy, that Volume 2 is written. To take an understanding of the nation's strategy and translate it into plans that maximize the instruments of national power is the role of planners. The faculty in the Department of Joint, Interagency, and Multinational Operations, once again, apply their experiences in the chapters of this compendium to present well-researched perspectives on a variety of challenges faced in developing the detailed process that applies our nation's Diplomatic, Information, Military, and Economic (DIME) resources toward National Security. For this volume, we start with a view toward the diplomatic instrument of power. Something to consider with diplomacy is that the world views us in the context of our diplomatic efforts. Even military involvement around the world is an extension of our diplomatic policies. Dr. Geoff Babb takes the opportunity to expand his work from Volume 1 in which he wrote on China and Asia and the history of American military involvement in the region. For this volume, his time period is from the Korean War to the Crisis in the South China Sea (1950-2016). Our next step from military involvement in China is toward Interagency (IA) cooperation within US National Agencies. Mr. Dwayne Wagner and Mr. Gus Otto analyze the current status of the Goldwater-Nichols Act, which mandated Joint requirements to increase cooperation between the services, in order to determine if a similar amendment to the National Security Act should be recommended to mandate interagency requirements."
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