Square-dancing into the future: the U.S. military/NGO relationship and the CMOC in times of humanitarian intervention
MetadataShow full item record
This thesis focuses on the U.S. military/Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) relationship in times of humanitarian intervention. Specifically, it examines the Civil Military Operations Center (CMOC), or the variant thereof, and its ability to facilitate collaboration and coordination between the two communities. Accordingly, this work examines the relationship in the following four case studies: (1) Operation Provide Comfort (southeast Turkey, northern Iraq, April 1991); (2) Operation Sea Angel (Bangladesh, May 1991); (3) Operation Restore Hope (Somaliar 1992); and (4) Operation Restore Hope (Rwanda, July 1994). While no case is exactly the same, conceptual themes have emerged. Humanitarian intervention is a political process. There is a continuum of effort. Each community should generally operate according to its comparative advantage. The principle of altruistic self-interest governs the relationship: it must be mutually beneficial in order to succeed. The successful CMOC is not so much a designated spot as much as it is a function of personnel living and working together. It is the military's only institutional means to provide feedback on whether or not the humanitarian mandate is being met. During humanitarian interventions, it should be the focus of the military's effort.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Analysis of the civil-military relationship to improve efficacy and coordination of Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief efforts Raja, Shozab Majeed; Irshad, Fahad; Sukarno, Donny Bayu (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2017-06);This project analyzes the civil–military relationship in Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations that have followed natural disasters, such as the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, Hurricane Katrina in the United ...
Sule, Attila (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2003-03);The 1992 European Union (EU) Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP, Maastricht Treaty) marked a turning point in the trans-Atlantic relationship. The Balkan conflicts and broader political changes in the 1990s compelled ...
Dozier, Meredith; Dimitrov, Nedialko B. (2012-06); NPS-OR-11-007Humanitarian assistance is of growing importance to the United States and the Department of Defense's strategic objectives. Thus, United States combatant commands increasingly rely on humanitarian assistance cargo ...