Reconstruction and Stabilization

Venue: TBA

Location: Crystal City, Virginia, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 23, 2006 End Date/Time: Jan 25, 2006
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In Iraq alone, there are some 135,000 US troops on the ground, at an annual cost of approximately $50 billion. In Afghanistan, there are still 9,000 NATO forces and 17,000 US troops remaining. The UN is currently deploying 66,000 peacekeepers in seventeen operations around the world. The United States government has undertaken six major nation-building operations around the world in the past twelve years.

There is an extremely strong need to give post-conflict operations the same level of planning that military operations currently receive. The failure to take this portion of operations as seriously as the combat operations has had disastrous consequences in the past. Failed states, which often have no effective government, are breeding grounds for terrorism, crime, humanitarian catastrophes and other threats to global peace. Therefore, homeland security and the global war on terrorism could be strengthened by more robust stabilization efforts in potentially failing states.

By attending this conference, delegates will benefit from being able to outline organizational structures for future operations, increase security during reconstruction, streamline reconstruction efforts, increase civilian capacities and unify interagency cooperation efforts. The event will include an in depth look at the future requirements for training and education for reconstruction and stabilization roles.

Pre Conference Workshop

Delegates will benefit from interactive workshops, which will provide detailed looks at two of the key issues surrounding reconstruction and stabilization. The first workshop will be discussing key strategies to improve the US capabilities for post conflict operations. It will evaluate current US operations abroad and outline recommendations to improve on these efforts. The director of the US Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute will lead the second workshop. This session will focus on future goals for training and education of stabilization forces.


Crystal City
United States

Additional Information

Key Topics: * Increasing security during reconstruction and stabilization efforts * Outlining an organizational structure to use as a guideline for future operations * Unifying efforts for interagency cooperation for post-conflict operations * Adapting strategies to increase civilian capacities * Streamlining reconstruction efforts to improve efficiency