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Integrating 21st Century Development and Security Assistance

Final Report of the CSIS Task Force on Nontraditional Security Assistance

Robert Andrews and Mark Kirk

Over the past few years, the Pentagon's role as a direct provider of foreign assistance has surged. The Department of Defense (DOD) has assumed an expanding role in counterterrorism, capacity building, post-conflict operations, and humanitarian assistance—beyond implementing traditional military-to-military programs supported by State Department funds. The CSIS Task Force on Nontraditional Security Assistance was constituted to identify the main drivers behind these trends; to assess Pentagon performance in several nontraditional areas; to examine what is happening in the diplomatic and development spheres; to evaluate the implications of DOD's enlarged role for U.S. national security, foreign policy, and development objectives; and to offer concrete recommendations to foster a balanced and sustainable division of responsibilities between the Pentagon and U.S. civilian agencies. The task force also examined the newly launched U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) as a case study for the coordination of military activities with those of the diplomatic and development communities. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / Center for Strategic & International Studies
Pages: 60Size: 8 1/2 x 11
978-0-89206-524-0 • Paperback • January 2008 • $37.00 • (£24.95) - Currently out of stock. Copies will arrive soon.
Series: CSIS Reports
Representative Robert Andrews (D-NJ) serves on the House Armed Services Committee. Representative Mark Kirk (R-IL) serves on the House Appropriations Committee.