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Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) is the connection among militaries and humanitarians. mostly performed in post-conflict environments, CIMIC has turn into a key attribute of army operations within the twenty-first century. in spite of the fact that, the sphere is usually understood via stereotype instead of transparent, complete research. the diversity and scope of actions which fall below the broader rubric of CIMIC is massive, as are the variety of differing techniques, throughout occasions and nationwide militia. This publication demonstrates the big variety of nationwide ways to CIMIC actions, introducing a few theoretical and moral concerns right into a box that has principally been bereft of this sort of debate. Containing numerous case experiences of contemporary CIMIC (in the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq) besides theoretical analyses, it is going to help students, practitioners, and decision-makers turn into extra conscious of the 'state of the paintings' during this box. Civil-Military Cooperation in Post-Conflict Operations can be of a lot curiosity to all scholars of army stories, humanitarian operations, peace operations and protection reports normally.

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PRTs are civil–military units, composed of a limited number of soldiers (50 to 300 soldiers) in charge of security, and few civilians: diplomats and development agencies officers (USAID, DfID, GTZ, CIDA, etc. depending on the “nationality” of the PRT). Development officers and donors represented in PRTs can fund and support NGOs and local administrations to implement development projects. These units are fully multinational: composed of several nations, and but also integrate an Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) officer.

Now, each division of the Canadian Armed Forces has a CIMIC cell – using under Information operations or PsyOps. Basic CIMIC training in Canada was initially conducted at the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, formerly located in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, and later offered at the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) at Kingston, Ontario. Individuals recruited for CIMIC operations are generally over thirty years of age with lots of experience and excellent people and communication skills. CIMIC Detachments meet on a regular basis for training exercises in communications, report writing, conflict management, conflict resolution, negotiations, cross-cultural communications, project management, dealing with contracts, construction and renovation, and improvement of basic time management skills.

47 Interview with Captain David Myles. 48 Capt Mark Gough, “Canadians help local orphanage,” Department of National Defence. asp, accessed on January 12, 2007. 3 Managing territories with rival brothers The geopolitical stakes of military–humanitarian relations Yann Braem Recent military operations have demonstrated the importance of the deployment of both humanitarian and military actors. It can be gratifying for politicians, military decision-makers, and ordinary citizens to see images of one’s soldiers helping humanitarian actors in the alleviation of humanity’s suffering, in places like Africa, the Balkans, and South West Asia.

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