CULTURAL AWARENESS IN THE MILITARY

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Cultural Awareness In The Military

Author : R. Albro
ISBN : 9781137409423
Genre : Social Science
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Featuring chapters from social scientists directly engaged with the process, this volume offers a concise introduction to the U.S. military's effort to account for culture and increase its cultural capacity over the last decade. Contributors to this work consider some of the key challenges, lessons learned, and the limits of such efforts.
Category: Social Science

Through The Lens Of Cultural Awareness

Author : William D. Wunderle
ISBN : MSU:31293026214993
Genre : History
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This document defines a way US military leaders can prepare for and conduct military operations through the lens of cultural awareness. It provides a method for helping military commanders, staffs, and trainers engage successfully in any type of operation with an emphasis on postconflict stability operations. It also suggests modifications to the traditional intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB) and the military decisionmaking process (MDMP) to address the analytical difficulties posed by the conduct of military operations within and among different cultures. This study will be of interest to US Armed Forces and intelligence community personnel planning for or conducting operations in Arab and Middle East countries. It will also be of interest to any armed forces, law enforcement, or intelligence community personnel that need to assess the intentions, motivations, and decisionmaking styles of persons from other cultures.
Category: History

Through The Lens Of Cultural Awareness

Author : Ltc Us Army Wunderle, William
ISBN : 1494307456
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Conducting the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) and projecting United States (US) influence worldwide has meant an increasing number of US diplomats and military forces are assigned to locations around the world, some of which have not previously had a significant US presence. In the current security environment, understanding foreign cultures and societies has become a national priority. Cultural understanding is necessary both to defeat adversaries and to work successfully with allies. As indicated by recent experiences in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia, understanding Islamic cultures is particularly important. This document defines a way US military leaders can prepare for and conduct military operations through the lens of cultural awareness. It provides a method for helping military commanders, staffs, and trainers engage successfully in any type of operation with an emphasis on postconflict stability operations. It also suggests modifications to the traditional intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB) and the military decisionmaking process (MDMP) to address the analytical difficulties posed by the conduct of military opera¬tions within and among different cultures. One of the distinguishing characteristics of the Long War, as the Global War on Terrorism is now known, is the cultural environment in which it is being fought. In truth, however, the US Army has routinely operated in unfamiliar cultural environments throughout its long history. The conditions in the Middle East today may be the most difficult in a very long time, and the Army is making tremendous efforts to become more effective. Among the key points the author makes in this study is the need for leaders to understand how culture affects military operations. LTC Wunderle briefly touches on some of the historical roots of Iraqi and Middle Eastern culture, but he focuses primarily on cultural conditions in Iraq today. He also presents ideas for modifying a number of the US Army's military decisionmaking processes and training programs.
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Cross Cultural Competence For A Twenty First Century Military

Author : Robert Greene Sands
ISBN : 9780739179604
Genre : Political Science
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Cross-Cultural Competence for a Twenty-First-Century Military: Culture, the Flipside of COIN suggests that the application of cross-cultural competence to the unique environment of expeditionary deployment through military objectives is one of the most important force enablers in today’s U.S. international security mission. This volume will make immediate and long-lasting contributions to research, learning, and policy in the Department of Defense. Its contributors are many of the leading experts and military operators in a multidisciplinary effort to prepare U.S. military and civilian personnel for expeditionary missions.
Category: Political Science

Archaeology Cultural Property And The Military

Author : Laurie Rush
ISBN : 9781843837527
Genre : Social Science
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Timely essays from experienced contributors examine the damage recent conflict has caused to cultural heritage, and how it may best be safeguarded in future.
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The Importance Of Cross Cultural Awareness For Today S Operational Environment

Author : Anthony P. Arcuri
ISBN : OCLC:159984674
Genre : Civil-military relations
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As the nation has grappled with the challenges inherent in a long war against a determined and committed enemy, one consistent weakness has surfaced: the importance of understanding how others throughout the international community perceive the United States and its policies. Without this understanding, the United States cannot develop and sustain effective multinational organizations nor can it devise and execute effective strategies to win the Global War on Terrorism. The United States springs into action without much thought to how it will "win the hearts and minds" of those it is trying to help. Because of its increased likelihood of serving with coalitions and its transformation to an expeditionary Army, America's military and political leaders must realize how important understanding an opponent's culture is to operating in today's global environment. In this paper I will show how the lack of cross-cultural awareness has decreased military effectiveness, and explain what must be done to address these shortcomings.
Category: Civil-military relations

Cultural Heritage Ethics And The Military

Author : Peter G. Stone
ISBN : 9781843835387
Genre : Social Science
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Examines the ethical dilemma of whether, and how, archaeologists and other experts should work with the military to protect cultural property in times of conflict.
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Understanding Civil Military Interaction

Author : Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv
ISBN : 9781317005100
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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A novel examination of civil-military interaction in particular between militaries and humanitarian actors, in light of the so-called 'Norwegian model' that espouses a clear divide between political and humanitarian (or military and civilian - the model is in fact unclear) actors, while maintaining a tight coordination between them. The Norwegian government has significantly reduced their own military's capacity in the field of civil-military interaction, raising the question as to whether knowledge and skills in this field are necessary. Using a multi-actor security framework, this book examines whether or not the Norwegian government is correct in its assumptions (about both the model and civil-military knowledge amongst military personnel) and concludes that the Norwegian model is a well-meaning but inefficient and problematic model in reality. Although the case study focuses on Norway, the lessons learned are relevant to all nations engaged in civil-military operations.
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Bees And Spiders

Author : Brian L. Steed
ISBN : 9781628575927
Genre : Business & Economics
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Declining budgets and withdrawing military forces seem to spell a period of diminishing influence for U.S. business and government officials overseas. Not so! Bees and Spiders provides answers on how to develop real influence that does not come through massive military presence or big budgets. These answers promote the idea of influence through developing relationships. Such relationships can provide influence that lasts even when there is little money and few military forces. This influence is lasting because it is empathy-based. Bees and Spiders explains the critical nature of developing empathy, and provides usable and useful recommendations for turning simple understanding into the possibility of seeing the world from another perspective. Brian L. Steed is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and currently serves as an instructor of military history at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He served in the Middle East for more than eight and a half years. During that time he was an officer in the Jordanian Army, a liaison to the Israel Defense Forces, an advisor and analyst in Iraq, and responsible for coordinating all training between the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates. He has traveled extensively to nearly every Arabic-speaking country. This book comes from a seminar series he designed and taught to help advisers, and was later used for business executives in the United Arab Emirates. His three previous books are about applied history, and military and organizational theory. Publisher's website: http: //sbprabooks.com/BrianLSteed
Category: Business & Economics