TEW 2010

From Whole-of-Government to Whole-of-Place

by Joshua Foust

Previously: Gameplanning a Solution In Medias Res Local v. National Control At the TEW 2010 workshop, one of the terms batted about rather casually was “whole of government.” It’s a very now buzzword, implying that the full range of government instruments—the military, to be sure, but all the civilian agencies as well—should be mobilized to […]

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Local V. National Control

by Joshua Foust

Context: Gameplanning a Solution In Medias Res Discussing the Unpersuasive Ways Forward One of the key assumptions behind the Small Wars Tribal Engagement Workshop (from now on I’ll call it TEW 2010) is that there must be some sort of middle ground between national governance objectives and empowering local communities. Several people suggested connecting the […]

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Gameplanning a Solution In Medias Res

by Joshua Foust

I spent the last two days at a workshop organized by the Small Wars Foundation to discuss “tribal engagement” in Afghanistan. While it was a lot of fun to bounce around ideas in a highly educated, experienced crowd, in many ways I found it a discouraging experience: the collection of policy advisers and highly educated […]

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