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date: 26 February 2020

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Getting armed forces and civilian specialists to work effectively together is seen by some charged with the conduct of war as sitting at the margins of the business of war. Of course, in so-called ‘kinetic’, i.e. extremely violent, environments, there is little room for civilians and militaries must go about their business. However, once a space begins to be held the introduction of civilians as early as possible is not just essential, but part of the conflict resolution cycle in which the security space is cleared, stability held and thereafter built through reconstruction and development (clear, hold, and build). The effective operationalization of the Comprehensive Approach is thus central to the future utility of NATO (and the European Union) in crisis management, and in return the Alliance is vital to the effective, legitimate conduct of the Comprehensive Approach if mission success is to be achieved in future hybrid war.

Keywords: armed forces, Comprehensive Approach, civilian specialists, conflict resolution, operationalization, hybrid war

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