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«NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA THESIS THE MILITARY COOPERATION GROUP by Alfred E. Renzi, Jr December 2006 Thesis Advisor: Anna Simons ...»

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NAVAL

POSTGRADUATE

SCHOOL

MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA

THESIS

THE MILITARY COOPERATION GROUP

by

Alfred E. Renzi, Jr

December 2006

Thesis Advisor: Anna Simons

Second Reader: Hy Rothstein

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Abstract

(maximum 200 words) The United States has experienced a significant amount of difficulty of late with two factors: a) how to fight against a networked enemy, and b) the need for more cultural intelligence. This thesis will describe a structure to assist with both those needs. The premise is that an expanded and improved network of US Military Groups is the weapon of choice for the war on terror, and beyond. The purpose of this thesis is to propose a policy that will consolidate the functions of Defense Attachés, Security Assistance Officers, and a proposed corps of ethnographic information officers into a network of embassy annexes that will cover every nation in which the United States has a country team. The intertwined questions of how to fight a network and how to gather cultural intelligence present the United States with a strategic challenge, and require the examination of the type of information the Department of Defense captures, and what is to be done with that information. This thesis proposes a means to collect ethnographic information and a structure for using it to make effective decisions in a variety of traditional security roles as well as in the fight against transnational terror networks.

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The United States has experienced a significant amount of difficulty of late with two factors: a) the question of how to fight against a networked enemy, and b) the need for more cultural intelligence. This thesis will describe a structure to assist with both those needs. The premise is that an expanded and improved network of US Military Groups is the weapon of choice for the war on terror, and beyond. The purpose of this thesis is to propose a policy that will consolidate the functions of Defense Attachés, Security Assistance Officers, and a proposed corps of ethnographic information officers into a network of embassy annexes that will cover every nation in which the United States has a country team. The intertwined questions of how to fight a network and how to gather cultural intelligence present the United States with a strategic challenge, and require the examination of the type of information the Department of Defense captures, and what is to be done with that information. This thesis proposes a means to collect ethnographic information and a structure for using it to make effective decisions in a variety of traditional security roles as well as in the fight against transnational terror networks.

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I. THE PROBLEM: DOUBLE TROUBLE

A. INTRODUCTION: DOUBLE TROUBLE

B. FIGHTING THE NETWORK: A NEW WAR

C. THE LACK OF CULTURAL AWARENESS

1. The Definition of Ethnographic Information

D. WHAT IS STILL UNADDRESSED

II. THE SOLUTION: THE MCG IS THE WEAPON TO FIGHT NETWORKS.....7 A. CONSOLIDATION OF DOD ACTIONS AT EMBASSIES

B. WHAT THE MCG SHOULD LOOK LIKE

1. Why the Alternative Won’t Work

C. THE MISSING LINK: WHAT A CORPS OF ETHNOGRAPHIC

INFORMATION PERSONNEL SHOULD LOOK LIKE

D. ENORMOUS BENEFITS FROM THE MCG

III. ETHNOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

A. CULTURAL KNOWLEDGE IDENTIFIES TRENDS BEFORE





THEY BECOME SHOCKS

B. HOST NATION RELATIONSHIPS

C. DENIED SPACE

IV. PROVIDE LIMITED COMMAND AND CONTROL

A. A PERMANENT HEADQUARTERS: 4 TYPES OF OPERATIONS.....21

B. LIMITED COUNTERTERROR OR COUNTERINSURGENCY

OPERATIONS

C. TRADITIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE

D. CIVIL-MILITARY OPERATIONS

E. PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS

F. THE GLOBAL DEFENSE POSTURE

V. WHAT HAPPENS WITH ETHNOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

A. LATERALLY WITHIN THE EMBASSY

B. LATERALLY WITH OTHER MCGS

C. VERTICALLY TO THE COMBATANT COMMANDER AND

WASHINGTON

VI. PROVIDE A BETTER INTELLIGENCE BASE TO WAR PLANS

A. ETHNOGRAPHIC FACTORS INTO OPLANS AND CONPLANS.......43 B. INSURE THAT BASE ASSUMPTIONS ARE WELL GROUNDED......43

C. PARTICIPATE INTENSIVELY IN THE REVIEW CYCLE FOR

PLANS

D. ROTATE WELL-INFORMED STAFF MEMBERS TO THE

RELEVANT COMBATANT COMMAND

E. PROVIDE PERSONNEL WITH IN-COUNTRY EXPERIENCE IF A

JTF BECOMES NEEDED

vii VII. EXISTING PIECES AND PARTS: 4 CASE STUDIES

A. PIECES AVAILABLE, BUT NOT UNIFIED

B. HISTORICAL ANTECEDENTS: MILGPS AND RELATED

EFFORTS

1. El Salvador

2. Haiti

C. CURRENT EFFORTS: MILGPS AND RELATED EFFORTS...............55

1. The Philippines

2. Colombia

VIII. RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION

A. RECOMMENDATIONS

1. Make the MCG the First Line of Defense for the United States..........59 B. FOR FURTHER STUDY

1. Career Paths

2. Legislation

C. CONCLUSION

APPENDIX A: LOCATIONS AND COVERAGE

A. SECURITY ASSISTANCE: PRESENCE AND POTENTIAL

ACCESS

B. DEFENSE ATTACHÉS: PRESENCE AND POTENTIAL ACCESS.....63 C. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

APPENDIX B: EL SALVADOR

APPENDIX C: HAITI

APPENDIX D: THE PHILIPPINES

APPENDIX E: COLOMBIA

LIST OF REFERENCES

INITIAL DISTRIBUTION LIST

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I would like to thank several people who shared their invaluable experiences and perspectives with me in extensive personal interviews: LTG Jeffery Kohler, USAF, Director, DSCA; a senior Defense Intelligence Agency official; RDML Michael LeFever, USN; Lt Col Aaron “Spud” Aldridge, USMC; COL(R) Jeff Donald, USA; LTC (R) Gabe Acosta, USA; Dr. Kalev Sepp, LTC(R), USA; LTC Greg Wilson, USA; MAJ Chris Muller, USA; MSG(R) John Jordan, USA; LTC Erik Valentzas, USA; COL(R) Eugene Michael Mensch II, USA; COL Rajan Ravindran, Indian Army; COL(R) Joe Andrade, USA; CPT Erdogan Celebi, Turkish Army; COL Tucker Mansager, USA; Mr. Bill Ellis, DSCA; MAJ Jason Wendell, USA; Dr. David Tucker, NPS; MAJ Francis Emathe, Kenyan Army; LTC John Maraia, USA; Mr. Jose Ibarra; and five gentlemen from the CIA.

I would also like to thank the members of the Naval Postgraduate School’s “Summer Study” project of 2006, who produced a strategy proposal for the Office of the Secretary of Defense-Net Assessment. Their intellect and spirited debate helped shape

portions of this thesis. Our professor is Dr. Anna Simons, and these superb officers are:

Lt Col Eddie Kostelnik, USAF; MAJ Joe McGraw, USA; MAJ Don Redd, USA; MAJ Duane Lauchengco, USA; Maj Joe Benson, USAF; MAJ Mark Davey, USA; LT Ned Mason, USN; MAJ Scott Joseph Peterson, USA; MAJ Cameron Sellers, USAR.

I would like to thank my advisor and second reader, Dr. Anna Simons, and Dr. Hy Rothstein, COL(R), USA, for their academic guidance and the benefit of their field experience.

Finally, I would like to thank my wife, Mary and my children, Joseph and Jacqueline for their support, without which this project would have been impossible.

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The United States has experienced a significant amount of difficulty of late with two factors: a) the question of how to fight against a networked enemy, and b) the need for more cultural intelligence. This thesis will describe a structure to assist with both those needs. The premise is that an expanded and improved network of US Military Groups is the weapon of choice for the war on terror, and beyond. The purpose of this thesis is to propose a policy that will consolidate the functions of Defense Attachés, Security Assistance Officers, and a proposed corps of ethnographic information officers into a network of embassy annexes that will cover every nation in which the United States has a country team. The intertwined questions of how to fight a network and how to gather cultural intelligence present the United States with a strategic challenge, and require the examination of the type of information the Department of Defense captures, and what is to be done with that information. This thesis proposes a means to collect ethnographic information and a structure for using it to make effective decisions in a variety of traditional security roles as well as in the fight against transnational terror networks.

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A. INTRODUCTION: DOUBLE TROUBLE

The United States has experienced a significant amount of difficulty of late with two factors: a) the question of how to fight against a networked enemy, and b) the need for more cultural intelligence (Renzi, 2006, pp. 16-22). This thesis will describe a structure to assist with both those needs. The premise is that an expanded and improved network of US Military Groups is the weapon of choice for the war on terror, and beyond. The purpose of this thesis is to propose a policy that will consolidate the functions of Defense Attachés, Security Assistance Officers, and a proposed corps of ethnographic information officers into a network of embassy annexes that will cover every nation in which the United States has a country team. The intertwined questions of how to fight a network and how to gather cultural intelligence present the United States with a strategic challenge, and require the examination of the type of information the Department of Defense captures, and what is to be done with that information. This thesis proposes a means to collect ethnographic information and a structure for using it to make effective decisions in a variety of traditional security roles as well as in the fight against transnational terror networks.

B. FIGHTING THE NETWORK: A NEW WAR

President Bush himself emphasized that the US is in a new kind of war in his

speech of September 21st, 2001:

We will direct every resource at our command—every means of diplomacy, every tool of intelligence, every instrument of law enforcement, every financial influence, and every necessary weapon of war—to the destruction and to the defeat of the global terror network.

Now, this war will not be like the war against Iraq a decade ago, with a decisive liberation of territory and a swift conclusion…. Our response involves far more than instant retaliation and isolated strikes. Americans should not expect one battle, but a lengthy campaign unlike any other we have ever seen. (Bush, 2001) After the strategic shock of September 11th, 2001, much has been made of the idea that the most dangerous current threat is transnational terrorism, perpetrated by the ‘new’ form of warfare—the technologically empowered network, as embodied by Al Qaeda and its associates. Such groups are sometimes called “dark networks” since their purposes are nefarious (Milward and Raab, 2002). Among networks, Al Qaeda is of course the most infamous and most current, but there are several other examples from the recent past and present, such as blood diamond and drug cartels, leading to the conclusion that such networks remain a challenge in the foreseeable future. The access of these networks to modern communications, transportation, and potentially to weapons of mass destruction makes them far more formidable adversaries than ever before in our history.

The danger of such dark networks and the lack of government control over them were actually foreseen in the pre-September 11th findings of the Hart-Rudman Commission (Phase III) on the security environment of the 21st century:

In the Internet age, for example, information technologies may be used to empower communities and advance freedoms, but they can also empower political movements led by charismatic leaders with irrational premises.



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