Monday, January 15, 2007

UK’s CIMIC helps disadvantaged

A well-worded article on the role of UK CIMIC Group.

The quotes try appropriately soften and round out CIMIC as a 'liaison' role, and a support to the military mission- "we are not humanitarians, we don't do Red Cross work," as the Commander is quick to point out.

In describing how UK CIMIC Team interface with other British Ministries, I do wonder whether DFID entirely agrees with this statement:

"In operations like Iraq and Afghanistan that support to the local community will be in support of the wider development agenda, so the liaison between ourselves and, for example, DFID (Department for International Development), who lead on development, will help to guide the military in their delivery of assistance."