Integrating Economic and Social Aspects into Military Operations
Brown, Jonathan, Ingram, Joseph, Kudat, Ayse, Gillette, Michael, Military Review
ON 25 NOVEMBER 2008, the Financial Times reported that "NATO forces, the United Nations, and the Afghan government are to implement a new strategy in the coming months that targets the 30 Afghan districts thought likely to slip into Taliban hands."' The strategy, dubbed the "integrated approach," involves military support, economic aid, and a more effective way of working with local communities to help ensure their stability and effect a visible improvement of living standards.
The Financial Times went on to note that this "reflects a sea change in the thinking of U.S. commanders, who just last year ruled out plans to tap traditional tribal power structures to boost local …
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Publication information: Article title: Integrating Economic and Social Aspects into Military Operations. Contributors: Brown, Jonathan - Author, Ingram, Joseph - Author, Kudat, Ayse - Author, Gillette, Michael - Author. Journal title: Military Review. Volume: 90. Issue: 1 Publication date: January/February 2010. Page number: 48+. © 2009 U.S. Army CGSC. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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