Lessons Learned from U.S. Government Law Enforcement in International Operations

The Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks in Carlisle, Pennsylvania has recently published a 183-page paper:

Lessons Learned from U.S. Government Law Enforcement in International Operations

The paper, which — among other things — considers 3 case studies — of Panama, Columbia and Kosovo –  is available for free download.

Its brief synopsis states:

Law enforcement (LE) aspects have been an increasingly prominent feature within the U.S. Government’s (USG’s) commitment to international operations. Beyond the deployment of police personnel to interim policing missions, LE agencies may also be involved in international operations to enforce U.S. domestic law; for capacity building; and/or in support of U.S. military forces. This analysis examines lessons from three operations: Panama (1989-99), Colombia (1989-Present), and Kosovo (1998-Present). This analysis was supported by an extensive range of interviews and in-country field research in Colombia and Kosovo. The lessons learned were developed and validated in a series of workshops with subject matter experts. The results show the pervasive and complex role that law enforcement and related issues have played in contemporary international operations. Despite the unique circumstances and history of each operation, there were key findings that are common to all operations considered and have implications for broader USG law enforcement efforts in support of current and future international operations.

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Fiscal Year 2009 & Related Reports of the U.S. Government

The Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Report of the United States Government — along with various related publications — is available from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) .
As stated there:
The Secretary of the Treasury, in coordination with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is required annually to submit financial statements for the U.S. Government (USG) to the President and the Congress. GAO is required to audit these statements.