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Whole of Government in the Economic Sector Newsletter

Newsletter 10-34
March 2010

CALL Newsletter 10-34: Whole of Government in the Economic Sector

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Iraq and Afghanistan have proven that achieving victory in today's ideological conflicts is a task beyond the capabilities of any single U.S. agency. It demands that the efforts of multiple agencies be brought together and coordinated in a whole of government approach to achieve unity of effort and a successful end state. Many U.S. government agencies such as the United States Agency for International Development, the Department of State, the Department of Defense, and others have been working overseas for many years to ensure stability, promote democracy, and relieve suffering in other nations. However, never before has it been so important to coordinate interagency efforts in rebuilding economies and reconstruction of infrastructure to diminish insurgent influence from gaining a foothold as struggling nations attempt to establish a stable and safe environment for their people.

National Security Presidential Directive 44 was signed 7 December 2005 to "promote the security of the United States through improved coordination, planning, and implementation for reconstruction and stabilization assistance for foreign states and regions at risk of, in, or in transition from conflict or civil strife." It was the catalyst for several initiatives within different agencies; however, a lot of work still remains to synchronize the efforts of all agencies.

This newsletter is a compilation of previously published articles designed to inform military leaders at all levels of the support provided by other government agencies and the positive impact these agencies have in the Overseas Contingency Operation. The intent of this newsletter is to present ideas and concepts to promote progressive and creative thinking for all U.S. government agencies to better coordinate their efforts and seal the victory.

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