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Peacekeeping/Stabilization and Conflict Transitions: Background and Congressional Action on the Civilian Response/Reserve Corps and Other Civilian Stabilization and Reconstruction Capabilities
Nina M. Serafino (au)
The second session of the 111th Congress faces several issues regarding the continuing development of the Civilian Stabilization Initiative (CSI), the effort begun by the George W. Bush Admin. to develop a three-component “ready response” civilian force of 4,250 members. Contents of this report: (I) Introduction; (II) Background: Evolving Perceptions of Post-Conflict Needs; Calls for Change; Proposals for New Civilian Forces; Critics Respond; Creating Civilian Reconstruction and Stabilization Capabilities: Congressional and Executive Actions, 2004-2007; (III) Codifying Civilian Reconstruction and Stabilization Assistance and State Department Capabilities: Title XVI, P.L. 110-417, October 14, 2008; Authorizes Assistance for Reconstruction and Stabilization Crises; Makes S/CRS a Permanent State Dept. Office and Assigns Specific Functions; Authorizes a Civilian Response Readiness Corps and a Civilian Reserve Corps; (IV) Development of the S/CRS Office, Responsibilities, and Capabilities; Monitoring and Planning for Potential Conflicts; Developing and Carrying Out Conflict Response Activities; The Response Corps Pilot Project; Other Activities; (V) Current Development of the Civilian Response Corps (CRC): Initial CRC Funding: FY2008 and FY2009; FY2010 Funding; Establishing the Civilian Response Corps Active Response Component (CRC-A); Establishing the Civilian Response Corps Standby Component (CRC-S); Establishing a Civilian Reserve Capability; FY2011 Budget Request; (VI) Issues for Congress: S/CRS Capacity and Status; Appropriate Size for the Civilian Response Corps; Flexible Funding for S&R Operations; Funding for a Reserve Component. Tables.
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