Understanding the challenges of security cooperation coordination -- Option A: Improve efficiency -- Option B: Increase flexibility -- Option C: Shape and assist -- Findings and implications -- Appendix A: Case studies -- Appendix B: Overview of army security cooperation programs and authorities -- Appendix C: What factors influence the shape and assist (option C) mission?
Security assistance and security cooperation are interrelated missions that rely on military staffs in U.S. embassies in partner countries. In countries threatened by insecurity or instability, actions may be required that are not easily accomplished under current systems. This report examines three options for improving current approaches to security assistance and cooperation. They range from changes in current practices to options requiring new policies, procedures, organizations, or authorities