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Transformation of Military Operations on the Cusp

14-15 March 2005

Norfolk, Virginia

On 14-15 March 2005, the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, in partnership with United States Joint Forces Command, held a conference in Norfolk, Virginia entitled ‘Transformation of Military Operations on the Cusp’.

Panellists and delegates were drawn from the military, diplomatic, development and intelligence agencies, NGOs, as well as the media and the academic communities. The conference started from a shared recognition that, with a continued strategy of projecting stability and promoting democracy in parts of the world, US and allied armed forces increasingly will have to operate outside the established, traditional boundaries of military and non-military activities. The conference agreed on the need to create urgently a roadmap towards a coherent, integrated reform of military, inter-agency and inter-allied capabilities for these new ‘cusp’ challenges.

See the Word attachment below for the post-conference report

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