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Malkasian -- Provincial Reconstruction Teams : how do we know... -- 2009

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Author Malkasian, Carter.
Meyerle, Gerald.
Title Provincial Reconstruction Teams : how do we know they work? / Carter Malkasian, Gerald Meyerle.
Imprint [Carlisle Barracks, Pa.] : Strategic Studies Institute, United States Army War College, 2009.
Physical Description 53 p. ; 30 cm.
ISBN/ISSN 1584873833
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Summary: Over the past six years, provincial reconstruction teams (PRTs) have played a growing role in the U.S. counterinsurgency effort in Afghanistan. PRTs are one of several organizations working on reconstruction there, along with civilian development agencies, including the U.S. Agency for International Development, numerous nongovernmental organizations, and the Afghan government’s National Solidarity Program. Perhaps unsurprisingly, something of a debate has emerged over whether PRTs are needed. The authors argue that civilian reconstruction agencies cannot do the same job as the PRTs. While these agencies remain essential for long-term economic and political development, the PRTs conduct reconstruction in ways that help create stability in the short term.
Subject Headings Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) (Afghanistan) – Evaluation.
Military assistance – Afghanistan – Evaluation.
Economic assistance – Afghanistan.
International relief – Afghanistan – Evaluation.
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Accession Number 11391
Language English
Language Code E
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