The State Department's new Office of the Coordinator
for Reconstruction and Stabilization (S/CRS) is intended to address longstanding concerns, both
within Congress and the broader policy community, over what is seen as inadequate planning
mechanisms for stabilization and reconstruction operations, lack of inter-agency coordination in
carrying out such tasks, and inappropriate capabilities for many of the non-military tasks required.
Effectively distributing resources among the various executive branch actors, maintaining clear lines
of authority and jurisdiction, and balancing short- and long-term objectives are major challenges for
designing, planning, and conducting post-conflict operations. This report will not be updated.