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Building Partner Capacity (BPC)

Building Partner Capacity (BPC) is ". . . a term that refers to a broad set of missions, programs, activities, and authorities intended to improve the ability of other nations to achieve those security-oreinted goals they share with the United States." 1. 


Papers, Reports and Publications about BPC

2017

JFQ, "Learning to Fish in Murky Waters: The Missing Link in Capacity-Building", Joint Force Quarterly 86, 3rd Quarter, July 2017, June 21, 2017.
http://ndupress.ndu.edu/JFQ/Joint-Force-Quarterly-86/Article/1223974/learning-to-fish-in-murky-waters-the-missing-link-in-capacity-building/

2015

Long, Austin, Building Special Operations Partnerships in Afghanistan and Beyond (Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 2015).

Helmus, Todd, Advising the Command: Best Practices from the Special Operations Advisory Experience in Afghanistan (Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 2015).

CRS, What is "Building Partner Capacity?": Issues for Congress, Congressional Research Service (CRS), CRS Report R44313, December 18, 2015. A 64-page report for Congress - posted on the website of the Federation of American Scientists (FAS).
www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44313.pdf

Yarger, Harry, Building Partner Capacity (Tampa, Joint Special Operations University, 2015).

2010

Gates, Robert, "Helping Others Defend Themselves", Foreign Affairs 89, no. 3 (2010), 2-6.

 


News Articles on BPC

January 14, 2016. "Learning From Our Mistakes in Selection and Training of Military Advisors", SOFREP. Perhaps the time has come to consider a permanent unit of advisors to conduct Security Force Assistance (SFA).

 


Endnotes

1. See page 2 of summary in CRS report R443313 What is "Building Partnership Capacity?": Issues for Congress, December 18, 2015.
www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44313.pdf

 

 


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