Friday, February 22, 2008

Do Provincial Reconstruction Teams Work?

The Small Wars Journal looks at whether the Provincial Reconstruction concept works in stabilization operations. "To date, there has been no comprehensive review of PRT models to evaluate effectiveness or address shortcomings."

There are apparently many flavors of PRT. Maybe in the end the PRT is more useful as a budgetary category and table of organization than it is a specific concept. But at any rate the Small Wars Journal concludes that:

Despite the absence of concrete metrics and unity of purpose, PRTs have reported enough positive feedback to suggest that sponsoring countries should continue funding them and expending energy and resources toward their improvement.

A link to the full report is on the SMJ sites.


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