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On A Civilian Expeditionary Force

The Center for U.S. Global Engagement has an interview with retired Admirals James Loy and Steve Abbot.  It starts at the ten minute mark in this video, and treats the desire among military officers to see civilian agencies able to help out more with expeditionary, Foreign Internal Defense (FID) and counterinsurgency (COIN) operations.  Secretary of Defense Gates spoke to the issue recently, as you may recall.

The first ten minutes are an interview with the Washington Post's Dana Priest on the same subject.  She has traveled extensively with US troops in Kosovo and elsewhere.