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Title Effective, legitimate, secure : insights for defense institution building / Alexandra Kerr & Michael Miklaucic, editors.
Imprint Washington, DC : Center for Complex Operations, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, [2017]

Subject Security, International -- International cooperation.
National security -- International cooperation.
Military assistance, American.
United States -- Military policy.
Alt Name Kerr, Alexandra,
Miklaucic, Michael,
National Defense University. Center for Technology and National Security Policy. Center for Complex Operations,
Add Title Insights for defense institution building
Description xxvii, 399 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Note Shipping list no.: 2018-0034-P.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Also available online.
Contents Introduction. Defense institution building: a new paradigm for the 21st century / Alexandra Kerr -- I: Scoping The Issue. DIB in the broader security architecture / Querine Hanlon and Robert M. Perito -- Defining the discipline in theory and practice / Thomas W. Ross, Jr. -- Attributes of a democratic and competent defense partner / Dennis Blair -- Paradoxes of partnership / Nadia Gerspacher -- II: Defense Institution Building In Practice. Assessment and program design / Jeanne Giraldo -- Strategy, policy, and defense management architecture / Erik J. Leklem -- Human resources management / Henry A. Leonard -- Logistics / Michael Boomer and George Topic -- Measuring and evaluation / Paul Clarke and Thomas Davies -- III: Drawing Insights. The Security Governance Initiative / Julie E. Chalfin and Linda Thomas-Greenfield -- NATO and the partnership for peace / Frank Boland -- The British experience in Africa and Oman / Dickie Davis -- Insights from the development sector / Paul M. Bisca and Gary J. Milante -- IV: Lessons From The Field. Partnership: the Colombia-U.S. experience / Michael Miklaucic and Juan Carlos Pinzón -- Transforming defense in Guatemala / Alejandro J. Alemán -- Lessons from Afghanistan / Jack D. Kem -- Lessons from Iraq / Hugh F.T. Hoffman -- Conclusion. A vision for the future of defense institution building / David A. Cate, Alexandra Kerr, and Renanah Miles.
Summary "Today the United States faces a security paradox. On the one hand, the U.S. military is unrivaled in size, strength, capacity, and budget; on the other hand, the global operating environment of the 21st century is diffuse and complex, and threats are often asymmetric and transnational. Such challenges stipulate that no single nation, regardless of its traditional military might, can completely address its security objectives alone. Developing a network of competent partners that can share the burdens and responsibilities of global security is therefore vital to U.S. interests. The challenge is how to best invest resources to help establish strong and capable defense partners. To this end, traditional security cooperation and assistance approaches have proven insufficient to instate sustained improvements to partners' defense sectors. Defense institution building (DIB) seeks to fill this gap by supporting partner stakeholders as they seek to develop the systemic capabilities and strong institutional foundations needed for legitimate, effective, professional, and sustainable defense sectors that are responsive to civilian control and contribute to the overall security and prosperity of the state--an in turn, to regional stability and U.S. national security. Effective, Legitimate, Secure: Insights for Defense Institution Building offers an introduction to the concept of DIB and argues that establishing effective and legitimate defense institutions to undergird a partner's defense establishment is the only way to ensure long-term security"--Back cover.
OCLC # 1010493422
Additional Format Online version: Effective, legitimate, secure (OCoLC)1013715975.

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