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Recommendations for Regaining Legitimacy

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Abstract

When policymakers determine that intervention to achieve stabilization is in the long-term national interest, they must ensure that those with the requisite skills and experience within the Civil Affairs and intelligence communities carefully study the conditions on the ground to truly understand the human geography, no matter how out of favor such a term may be. To gain that knowledge, a strategically poised Civil Affairs and strategic intelligence capability must persistently study these populations—how they think and why—before overt action is planned or executed.

Keywords

Stabilization Governance Alternative governance Legitimacy Insurgency Strategic intelligence Civil Affairs 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DC AnalyticsErieUSA

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