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Lute, Douglas E.

Works: 3 works in 17 publications in 1 language and 95 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Douglas E Lute
Improving national capacity to respond to complex emergencies : the U.S. experience by Douglas E Lute( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving national capacities for response to complex emergencies by Douglas E Lute( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper evaluates how the U.S. government coordinates its responses to post- Cold War complex emergencies. Given that the U.S. may choose to be involved in future responses, it argues that the U.S. must adapt its bureaucratic procedures to take account of the new reality of internal conflicts. This adaptation will entail changing the policy-making process to permit timely anticipation of and effective response to humanitarian crises. The aim is to improve policy planning and implementation, increasing US policy coherence and effectiveness white avoiding the pitfalls that have come to typify these operations in practice. The paper begins at the root of the coordination problem: the tasks required on the ground and the actors who can perform these tasks. This assessment highlights the complexity of these emergencies and points out the formidable challenges of coordination at the national policy level. This analysis illuminates four requirements for improved policy coordination. The paper next considers three cases -- Somalia, Haiti and Bosnia -- to compare how the U.S. government coped with unfolding events. The paper concludes with specific recommendations for improving coordination within the U.S. government
The outlook for success in Iraq and Afghanistan by Douglas E Lute( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

General Lute describes conditions in Iraq as the U.S. begins to wind down combat operations. He discusses the change of mission and what he sees as the challenges ahead for the Iraqis as their government moves forward to provide security and stability for its citizens. Lute considers Afghanistan to be a much tougher problem. He believes it will take many years to transition to a stable nation. The Afghan government is currently very weak. The Taliban see this as an opportunity to challenge the government and regain control of the country. The border regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan are increasingly used as safe havens by major insurgency groups in the region. Lute predicts that it will be Pakistan that will prove the biggest foreign policy challenge for the Obama administration as Pakistan struggles to transition to a fully democratic nation and defeat extremist elements. Lute believes that the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan may well get worse before it gets better. Durable, long term solutions will only come from the citizens of the countries. Solutions cannot be imposed. The United States can only assist and support
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Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.16 for The outloo ... to 0.71 for Improving ...)

Alternative Names
Douglas E. Lute US-amerikanischer Militär, Lieutenant General der United States Army, Chefkoordinator im Irakkrieg und im Afghanistankrieg

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English (17)