This book begins discussion at a point where many civil–military conversations end. Hartwell identifies underlying dynamics, key issues, and challenges that civilian and military organizations encounter when negotiating their roles in real and virtual volatile environments. These include managing expectations, understanding organizational missions and cultures, building trust, and exploring different approaches to violence. The impact of applied technologies on decision making processes and interventions is discussed in terms of recent and future complex crises. Linking earlier history to current discussions, this study makes an important contribution by reframing issues and outlining strategies to avoid unintended consequences and more effectively protect civilians in future operations. While geographic focus is on the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, and Asia-Pacific, the core issues are applicable to negotiating civil–military relationships in a wide range of environments.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION I: SETTING THE STAGE
Chapter 1: Winning "Hearts and Minds" in Vietnam 21
Chapter 2: "Unity of Effort" in the Long Wars 50
SECTION II: REFRAMING THE ISSUES
Chapter 3: Negotiating Space 79
Chapter 4: Protecting Civilians 104
Chapter 5: Coping with Violence 122
SECTION III: LOOKING AHEAD
Chapter 6: The "New War" Challenge 148
Chapter 7: New Public Voices 180
Chapter 8: Negotiating "New" Civil−Military Space 211
Marcia Byrom Hartwell's current research builds upon experience as an embedded civilian advisor with the U.S. Army in Iraq (2009–2011) and work as a 2013 CSCMO Scholar (Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations at USMA, West Point) and 2011 Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, DC. Dr Hartwell received her DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford.