2016 Civil Affairs Roundtable and Presentation of the 2015-16 Civil Affairs Issue Papers

September 18, 2019

Photo of SOF CA Soldier conducting a street-level engagement with civilians in Raqqa, Syria, to reassure the local populace of stabilization efforts following the city's liberation from ISIS.

The 2019 Civil Affairs Symposium issued a challenge to the CA community:...

Reminder that the CA Call for Papers due date is 30 August. There is still plenty of time to draft a paper. 

"Integrating Civil Affairs"
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Civil affairs integration has been a gnawing issue since the annual Civil Affairs Issue Papers began. As noted in...

Concurrent to the expansion of platforms beginning last year, beyond the Civil Affairs Issue Papers, to help members of the Regiment tell the civil affairs story, a virtual barrage of articles and podcasts on CA-related topics has opened up.

Going only as far back to tw...

"Integrating Civil Affairs"
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Civil affairs integration has been a gnawing issue since the annual Civil Affairs Issue Papers began. As noted in last year’s papers and Roundtable Report, CA is the force of choice for civil-military integration in Defens...

Ideas are powerful. Share your ideas on how we can best integrate Civil Affairs activity to posture the U.S. into a position of advantage in this era of great power competition. There are many emerging changes in the Army and you can help influence thinking in the righ...

The Civil Affairs Association will discuss “Integrating Civil Affairs” in the 2019-20 Civil Affairs Issue Papers.

Civil affairs integration surfaced as the forefront issue for the future development of the Regiment at the conclusion of last year’s discussion at the Wash...

The 2nd Quarter Civil Affairs Proponent Newsletter is out, with the following updates of interest:

  • The CA Functional Area Analysis (FAA) was completed on 5 April, 2019; the Functional Needs Analysis (FNA) to determine the gaps in CA capability across​ DOTMLPF-P spec...

This article was based on research completed this year for the 2019 Special Operations Research Association Symposium.  How can CA improve strategic performance in the Human Domain? Dr Nesic and Lt Col David make some bold assertions and recommendations below. 

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The Association of the United States Army’s Institute of Land Warfare has published the fifth volume of the annual discussion of the Civil Affairs Regiment on the future of Civil Affairs. The 2018-19 Civil Affairs Issue Papers on “Optimizing Civil Affairs” are availabl...

Above photo, a SOF CA soldier prepares to conduct an assessment of a primary school in Raqqa, Syria. The school was previously used as a training camp for the "Cubs of the Caliphate" (a branch of ISIS child-fighters), but was reopened following liberation through the l...

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