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Planning: 1. Conduct comprehensive interagency planning for TPS efforts (Departments of State, Defense, and Justice) – to ensure common understanding of the operational environ- ment, clear allocation of roles and responsibilities, and joint prioritization of applying resources/capabilities. 2. Develop a system of command relationships and trigger points for when the military command and participating law enforcement agencies [e.g., U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), etc.] shall assume “supported” and “support- ing” roles throughout operations. 3. For territory with disputed boundaries among two (or more) local groups/factions, the U.S./Coalition should consider establishing a security framework/mechanism like the Combined Security Mechanism (CSM) utilized in northern Iraq in 2009-2010. Policy: Also, in order for TPS to be successful in a post-conflict operation, it is highly recommended that the USG/Coalition: 1. First undertake diplomatic efforts to gain a peace agreement from the conflict parties. Only then can the U.S. (and its Allies) deliver security forces that are recognized as “legitimate” by the people of the host nation. 2. Think through the 2 nd and 3 rd order effects of completely disbanding a host nation’s security force (e.g., de-Baathification in Iraq) – before taking such extreme action. Bottom Line: Through wider dissemination of the aforementioned recommendations and especially through consideration by planners of Stability operations, significant impacts can be made during future Transitional Public Security efforts. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Author: Mr. David Mosinski While assigned to PKSOI, he was the lead author of 32 publications covering various peace and stability topics, as well as author of 7 lesson reports and 5 organizational studies. His previous assignments included: Senior Intelligence Officer at U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command, Senior Intelligence Officer at U.S. Army Japan, Professor at the University of Notre Dame, 319 th Military Intelligence Battalion Commander, XVIII Airborne Corps Intelligence Plans & Exercises Chief, Partnership-for-Peace Exercise Program Manager at U.S. Army Europe, and Lead Balkans Analyst at U.S. Army Europe. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Combined Security Mechanism (CSM) patrol – Kirkuk, Iraq. Table of Contents | Quick Look | Contact PKSOI Page 32 of 36