Building Partner Capabilities For Coalition Operations by Jennifer D. P. Moroney, Nancy E. Blacker, Renee Buhr, James

By Jennifer D. P. Moroney, Nancy E. Blacker, Renee Buhr, James McFadden, Cathryn Quantic Thurston

Ongoing operations and rising undertaking specifications position a heavy burden on military assets, leading to strength gaps that the military is not able to fill on its own. One answer is to construct the perfect features in allies and associate armies via targeted defense cooperation. to do that, military planners want a extra complete figuring out of the aptitude gaps and a strategy for matching these gaps with candidate associate armies.

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5 Other factors such as domestic budgetary constraints that could affect a partner’s ability to sustain a capability may also influence a partner’s decision to deepen its military cooperation with the United States. 6 The study team views domestic and regional utility as important considerations for gaining partner buy-in and especially for sustaining a capability. 10 Building Partner Capabilities for Coalition Operations hood of long-term sustainment of capabilities and can potentially lead to development of capacity—provided the partner has the resources and will to become involved.

The following chapter describes this process in detail. S. S. Army capability gaps1 based on known requirements identified through a review of national and DoD strategic and operational guidance documents and Army studies on capability gaps. The intent is to identify a set of capability gaps that might be met by developing relevant capabilities in partner armies. Comparing multiple studies provided a way to corroborate the importance of specific capability gaps. Many capabilities appeared in two or more of the studies considered, despite the different methodologies used by the authors.

Security cooperation activities; however, in practice, states without strong democratic traditions are sometimes acceptable because of political or military expediencies. However, if the United States is 8 Such as the typically uncooperative Prisoner’s Dilemma with high payoffs for defection. 9 An example is the Battle of the Sexes game. 10 Martin (1992). 11 Axelrod and Keohane (1985). 12 One could argue that countries involved in formal alliances such as NATO (which has shown remarkable resiliency as an institution and in retaining its membership), or those interested in joining a formal alliance such as NATO, may be more willing to consider the long-term payoff.

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