America's Role in Nation-Building: From Germany to Iraq (Google eBook)

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Rand Corporation, Aug 1, 2003 - Political Science - 280 pages
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The post-World War II occupations of Germany and Japan set standards for postconflict nation-building that have not since been matched. Only in recent years has the United States has felt the need to participate in similar transformations, but it is now facing one of the most challenging prospects since the 1940s: Iraq. The authors review seven case studies--Germany, Japan, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan--and seek lessons about what worked well and what did not. Then, they examine the Iraq situation in light of these lessons. Success in Iraq will require an extensive commitment of financial, military, and political resources for a long time. The United States cannot afford to contemplate early exit strategies and cannot afford to leave the job half completed.
  

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Contents

Chapter One INTRODUCTION
1
Chapter Two GERMANY
3
Chapter Three JAPAN
25
Chapter Four SOMALIA
55
Chapter Five HAITI
71
Chapter Six BOSNIA
87
Chapter Seven KOSOVO
111
Chapter Eight AFGHANISTAN
129
Chapter Nine LESSONS LEARNED
149
Chapter Ten IRAQ
167
NATIONBUILDING IN IRAQIRAQ CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS
223
BIBLIOGRAPHY
225
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
243
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Lesser is Associate Director of RAND's Project AIR FORCE Strategy and Doctrine Program.

Peter Chalk is a policy analyst with the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California.

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