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Planning Operations

Richard Caplan

in International Governance of War-Torn Territories

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780199263455
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602726 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199263450.003.0008
Planning Operations

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Critical though the initial period is for an operation’s effectiveness, it is generally not until very late that planning for an international administration begins. Discusses the reasons—structural and political—for the absence of strategic planning, the difficulties that derive from inadequate human and other resources, the failure to employ local knowledge sufficiently in the planning phase, and the lessons that one can draw from the comparative strengths that military organizations possess for planning purposes.

Keywords: coordination; in-mission planning; local knowledge; local participation; organizational learning; planning

Chapter.  7436 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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