Summaries - Research
Back 2018 USPACOM Capstone exercise Main Planning Conference (MPC)
|Division||School of International Graduate Studies|
|Department||Center for Civil-Military Relations|
|Investigator(s)||Hussey, Benjamin T.|
|Sponsor||Naval Education Training Security Assistance Field Activity (Navy)|
This project is a course regularly offered as part of Navy Security Cooperation Programs, and is identified by course MASL P273013. This event supports delivery of CCMR Peacekeeping program support related to the 2018 USPACOM GPOI Capstone Exercise Main Planning Conference (MPC) to members of the Bangladesh Armed Forces. This training was coordinated and agreed upon bilaterally by the US and Bangladesh governments during the Bilateral Defense Discussions.
If this course does not occur it would diminish Bangladesh's capacity to train future deploying peacekeepers, specifically deploying units and staff officers, to serve in UN Peacekeeping Missions and may negatively affect future US-MYS cooperation. Bangladesh is currently a major contributor of peacekeepers to UN Missions worldwide. There is potential that failure to support this training could adversely impact force generation for potential new UN missions or extend already deployed contingents in place due to inadequate replacements available.
The course is pre-coordinated in detail and supported by the US Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh and United States Pacific Command