What is "Building Partner Capacity?" Issues for Congress
By Kathleen McInnis and Nathan Lucas
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Philippine Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Calixton Deatras, center, an armory noncommissioned officer with the Force Reconnaissance Battalion, prepares a bamboo stem while giving a demonstration to U.S. Marines assigned to the 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion and Combat Logistics Regiment 35 during a jungle environmental survival training course in Zambales province, Philippines, April 10, 2013, as part of exercise Balikatan 2013. Balikatan is an annual bilateral training exercise designed to increase interoperability between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the U.S. military when responding to future natural disasters. (DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon C. Suhr, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)
Dec. 18, 2015 —
Within the case studies explored, BPC was least effective as a tool for allowing the United States to extract itself from conflict (victory in war/war termination). However, it was most effective as a tool for building interpersonal and institutional linkages, and for alliance building."
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