Book A capabilities-based strategy for Army security cooperation / Jennifer D.P. Moroney, Adam Grissom, Jefferson P. Marquis.
Associated Name: Grissom, Adam.
Associated Name: Marquis, Jefferson P.
Associated Name: Rand Corporation.
Associated Name: Arroyo Center.
Publication year: 2007.
Call Number U260 .M56 2007
Media class: Book
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Rand
ISBN: 9780833041999 0833041991
"MG-563-A"--P.  of cover.
"Prepared for the United States Army."
"RAND Arroyo Center"--T.p.
"This report documents research conducted for the U.S. Army on the feasibility of adopting a "niche capabilities" approach to multinational force compatibility (MFC) with non-allied armies"--P. iii.
Includes section entitled Abbreviations (p. xix-xx1).
"... part of the RAND Corporation monograph series"--P.  of cover.
Extent: xxi, 89 p. : charts ; 23 cm.
U.S. Army planners working on the problem of multinational force compatibility require a planning framework to guide and focus the service's long-term compatility investments with partner armies of varying capabilities. The report defines and describes such a framework, called the Niche Capability Planning Framework. It provides a conceptual template for integrating the various considerations, ranging from U.S. Army capability gaps, to the politics of collaborating with foreign armies, to the coordination of Army and Department of Defense security cooperation activities, implicit in a strategy for cultivating compatible niche capabilities in non-core partner armies, which lack a stable, long-term, collaborative program of assistance with the U.S. Army. The report concludes with specific recommendations for implementing the Niche Capability Planning Framework, which should, at a minimum, incorporate analyses of projected Army capability gaps, key partner characteristics, and the resources required to match capabilities with partners in a systematic way.
Introduction -- Conceptualizing multinational force compatibility -- Identrifying candidate niche capabilities -- Identifying candidate partners -- Cultivating niche capabilities -- Focusing Army security cooperation activities to cultivate niche capabilities -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendix. Defining security cooperation terminology.