Civil-Military Cooperation in a Time of Turmoil
A discussion with GENERAL ANTHONY C. ZINNI, Former Commander in Chief U.S. Central Command, United States Marine Corps (Ret.)
With introductory remarks by WILLIAM J. GARVELINK, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanita rian Assistance, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Efforts are underway within the U.S. government to operationalize stabilization and reconstruction response capacity. The military is increasingly involved in the delivery of humanitarian assistance, and aid organizations increasingly rely on the military to ensure the safety of humanitarian workers and enable access to people in need. This meeting will explore how best to promote interagency and civil-military cooperation, while supporting the neutrality and impartiality of humanitarian work and understanding the security imperatives of the military.
General Anthony Zinni’s military career includes deployments to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Western Pacific, Northern Europe, and Korea. He has also served tours in Okinawa and Germany. His operational experiences include two tours in Vietnam, emergency relief and security operations in the Philippines, Operation Provide Comfort in Turkey and northern Iraq, Operation Provide Hope in the former Soviet Union, Operations Restore Hope, Continue Hope, and United Shield in Somalia, Operations Resolute Response and Noble Response in Kenya, Operations Desert Thunder, Desert Fox, Desert Viper, Desert Spring, Southern Watch and the Maritime Intercept Operations in the Persian Gulf, and Operation Infinite Reach against terrorist targets in the Central Region. He was involved in the planning and execution of Operation Proven Force and Operation Patriot Defender in support of the Gulf War and noncombatant evacuation operations in Liberia, Zaire, Sierra Leone, and Eritrea. He served as Secretary of State Colin Powell's special envoy to the Middle East and as Special Envoy to the Henri Durante Centre for Humanitarian Dialog (Indonesian conflict peace effort).