This book contains unique, firsthand experiences of both the military and civilian actors involved in civil-military interaction processes. It presents lessons learned from a variety of situations, from both NATO-led operations and UN Integrated Missions, and in different geographical areas, such as the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa. Rather than taking the improvisational approach, these lessons learned will enable military commanders and staff and their civilian counterparts in governments, International Organisations and NGOs to come fully prepared for the challenges of today's multifaceted missions. With a better understanding of the mandates and methods of the various civilian and military actors comes greater respect for each other's comparative advantages. With respect comes smoother cooperation. And with that, efficiency gains and enhanced overall mission effectiveness. Each chapter contains solid analysis and advice, specific to the functions found in military organizations, from Intelligence to Personnel and from Logistics to Engineering. Cross-cutting themes like Gender, Human Rights and Corruption are also included in this work that brings together some of the best that practitioners and academics can offer.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Getting Better at Civil-Military Interaction; Sebastiaan Rietjens and Gerard Lucius.- Chapter 2. Civil-military Interaction: Rationale, Possibilities and Limitations; Cedric de Coning.- Chapter 3. Who are they? – Encountering International and Local Civilians in Civil-Military Interaction; Georg Frerks.- Chapter 4. Civilians in Military Operations: Blue on Blue; Jeannette Seppen and Gerard Lucius.- Chapter 5: Preparation Starts at Home: Education and Training for Civil-Military Interaction Kelisiana Thynne and Gwen Cherne.- Chapter 6. Obtaining Population Centric Intelligence: Experience of the Netherlands Military Presence in South Afghanistan; Martijn Kitzen and Willem Vogelsang.- Chapter 7. Civil-Military Planning; Philip Shetler-Jones.- Chapter 8. Just in time: Civil-Military Logistics; Maggie Heraty.- Chapter 9. Reconstructing the Infrastructure of Damaged Societies; Garland H. Williams.- Chapter 10. Civil-Military Interaction during Infantry Operations; John Melkon, James Embrey, Harry Bader and Brian Mennes.- Chapter 11. Military’s Engagement in Civilian Healthcare; Sebastiaan Rietjens and Myriame Bollen.- Chapter 12. CIMIC Projects: Divergent Interests, Convergent Action; Gerard Lucius.- Chapter 13. Dealing with Cultural Differences; Paula Holmes-Eber.- Chapter 14. Fighting Corruption in Conflict Areas; Saad Mustafa, Tobias Bock and Mark Pyman.- Chapter 15. Human Rights and Refugee Protection: The Interface with Humanitarian Actors; Christine Mougne and Fedde Groot.- Chapter 16. Leadership and the Comprehensive Approach; Peter Olsthoorn and Joseph Soeters.- Chapters 17. Civil-Military Interaction, CIMIC and Interacting with Gender; Gunhild Hoogensen Gjorv anf Toiko Tönisson Kleppe.- Chapter 18. Improving Evaluation of Civil-Military Cooperation; Peter Essens and Thom de Vries.- Chapter 19. Civil-Military Interaction: From Practice to Theory; Sebastiaan Rietjens.