Provincial Reconstruction Teams

Moderated by Mr. Perito, members of the Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) talked about the effectiveness of the… read more

Moderated by Mr. Perito, members of the Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) talked about the effectiveness of the program. They were embedded with Brigade Combat Teams in Iraq that were part of the “surge” of U.S. forces in Baghdad, Anbar and Erbil, and talked about their experiences and made recommendations for the future. They said that civilian contractors are replacing the military reservists as the Brigade Combat Teams begin to return to the U.S. After their presentations the panelists responded to audience members' questions.

Provincial Reconstruction Teams are small military units that assist local authorities in Iraq and Afghanistan to improve security, governance, and the economy to deliver essential services. There are now 25 PRTs in each country, most led by the U.S. and some by allies. close

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

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  • Perito, Robert M. Senior Program Officer U.S. Institute of Peace->Center for Post-Conflict Peace and Stability Operations
  • Ruch, Robert Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army->Baghdad Provincial Reconstruction Team
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Provincial Reconstruction Teams

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Program ID:
203913-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 5, 2008
Last Aired:
Feb 10, 2008

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  • Feb 05, 2008 | 2:01pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 06, 2008 | 1:59am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 06, 2008 | 7:32am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 10, 2008 | 4:11am EST | C-SPAN 1
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