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Security Cooperation: An Old Practice for New Times   [open pdf - 258KB]

"This monograph addresses the current security cooperation structures within the context of recent strategic guidance. This guidance calls for a whole-of-government approach to build partner capacity. Much of the current security cooperation structure, organization, and funding authorities developed over the course of the Cold War, however, and focused on building the defense capability of allies and security partners against the threat of Soviet expansion. The current strategic environment, in contrast to the Cold War era, includes threats from transnational and subnational actors. Terrorism and insurgency have moved from the periphery to the forefront of security concerns. This monograph examines two case studies at the geographic combatant command level to evaluate their organizational structure and interagency processes within this new context. The monograph then examines the new DOD funding authority, Section 1206, to determine its utility as a model for future security cooperation funding initiatives. This monograph finds that the requirements for Department of State and Department of Defense collaboration under Section 1206 foster the type of interagency cooperation advocated in recent strategic guidance."

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2013-01
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