Military Legitimacy

MWI – Adding Rigor to Stability and Reconstruction Operations: An MWI Report – 30 August 2016 MAJ Bates explores an essential component of stability and reconstruction operations. For more background, see also:

Simons Center Interagency Journal – “Out of Sync” – U.S. Africa Command and Recent Interagency Challenges – Summer 2016 The most recent edition of the Simons Center Interagency Journal examines US Africa Command’s innovative interagency structure. It highlights some recent challenges, particularly between DoD and State coordination in regional policy and security cooperation. The authors conclude that despite these challenges AFRICOM is equipped to counter these challenges by…

MWI – A Civil War Vignette that Explains Modern Civ-Mil Relations – 22 August 2016 This essay from MAJ Dan Maurer is a shortened version of a chapter appearing in the author’s forthcoming book on American strategic civil-military relationships, tentatively titled A Necessary Measure. Relevant to MAJ Maurer’s study, after the Mexican War, General Winfield Scott’s occupation was such a model of excellence that Ulysses S….