Book Discussion on Engineering Peace: The Military Role in Postconflict Reconstruction

Colonel Williams talked about his book Engineering Peace: The Military Role in Post-conflict Reconstruction, published by Institute of… read more

Colonel Williams talked about his book Engineering Peace: The Military Role in Post-conflict Reconstruction, published by Institute of Peace Press. He analyzed the post-conflict reconstruction gap in the case studies of Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. He showed how military engineering brigades accompanying peacekeeping contingents can be put to use immediately after the conflict ends to restore vital infrastructure and social institutions. He also proposed changes in U.S. national security decision-making to integrate military engineering brigades into post-conflict reconstruction, thus making U.S. military officials less wary of “mission creep” and nation-building.

Colonel Williams was joined by panelists who addressed the challenges that complicate the transition between peacekeeping and post-conflict reconstruction and offered their own experience-based insights. The panel was moderated by Mr. Serwer. After their presentations they answered audience members' questions. close

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Brown, Cheryl Director U.S. Institute of Peace->Virtual Diplomacy Initiative
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Book Discussion on Engineering Peace: The Military Role in Postconflict Reconstruction

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jun 13, 2005
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Jul 18, 2005

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  • Jul 18, 2005 | 1:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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