The Simple vs. The Complete

The Simple vs. The Complete
James M. Dubik, LTG U.S. Army (retired)
ISW Senior Fellow
March 12, 2009
Summary: This commentary points to requirements of time, organization and partnerships to achieve a successful security force.  Time is required to provide equipment and training, achieve cohesion and capability, add quality leadership and support functions, and develop institutions.  Organization is required to develop the institutions, bureaucracies, and processes necessary for force management, acquisitions, training, funding, sustaining, and developing an indigenous security force.  Finally, quality partnerships between the training country and the host country are needed for success.  These partnerships must be formed the fighting forces, with the security sector’s civilian and military leadership, and with the economic and civil government officials.
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