For 21st century problems
IDS prepares warfighters for the real world situations and domains they will encounter on the battlefield, exposing them to the civilian/political/diplomatic/humanitarian challenges they will face during military conflict.
IDS prepares warfighters for the situations and domains they will encounter in real world battlefields, exposing them to the civilian, political, diplomatic, and humanitarian challenges they will face during military conflict. Our interagency training introduces soldiers to the civilian personalities and professionals they will encounter and need to partner and work with, including U.S. Embassy interagency officials (State Department diplomats, intelligence operatives, law enforcement agents, military attaches, etc.) and international civil servants from the United Nations and other international organizations.
Exposes warfighters to the wider, strategic foreign policy concerns that drive the conflict and are key to successfully resolving it, such as geopolitical rivalries, ethnic, tribal, and/or religious tensions, political inequalities, and the need to promote liberal democratic values such as democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.
Tackling challenges head on forces the trainees to confront and deal with distractions that must be immediately and effectively met. Interacting with local government authorities and political leaders, and addressing humanitarian crises including the movement on the battlefield of internally displaced populations and refugees, the potential spread of disease and pandemics, and the need to restore security and essential services to communities ravaged by conflict.
Sensitizes the need to professionally and effectively address terrorist and insurgent threats hidden within civilian populations and of how to deal with the third country foreign fighters encountered during combat, to include wanted American citizens.
Trains to fight and win in the critically important sphere of public opinion by stressing fast, accurate, and impactful public messaging using the most up-to-date and constantly evolving tools of communications technology.