A Stability Police Force for the United States: by Terrence K. Kelly, Seth G. Jones, James E. Barnett, Keith

By Terrence K. Kelly, Seth G. Jones, James E. Barnett, Keith Crane, Robert C. Davis

This examine considers the construction of a high-end police strength to be used in balance operations, analyzing its perfect measurement, how responsive it should be, the place within the executive to find it, its wanted features, its right staffing, and its rate. A 6,000-person force--created within the U.S. Marshals provider and whose officials are seconded to household police companies whilst no longer deployed--would be the simplest of the choices thought of.

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World Bank, 2006, p. : World Bank, September 2006. 5 SOURCE: World Bank Governance Indicators data set, 2005. 3 Conditions varied across the cases, from increasing stability in Kosovo and East Timor to decreasing stability in Haiti, Iraq, and Somalia. 12 There are several reasons for the variation across cases. One is the deployment of international police forces, to include high-end police forces. In most of the successful cases, high-end international police were deployed to help establish security.

To help clarify the nature of this problem, we examined data on political violence from the World Bank Governance Indicators data set. The data measures the likelihood that the government will be destabilized or overthrown by unconstitutional or violent means, including by domestic violence or terrorism. 3 depicts the change in stability in eight operations that the United States has been involved in since the end of the Cold War: Haiti, Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, El Salvador, Afghanistan, East Timor, and Kosovo.

For instance, the MSUs were created “to provide the [Joint Force Commander] with police forces that have military status and the training, experience and capability to deal with this 28 In the development of the SPF details, we will discuss the deployable elements and propose an organizational template that would allow for the SPF to provide these small, highly qualified high-end police elements. 29 Kelly, Options for Transitional Security Capabilities for America, 2006. 30 Note that although these are all true police forces, several of them reside in the defense ministries of their respective countries.

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