. “Debate this!” Choose the basic concept (self-reliance, lead member, force logistic support group, or civilian contract support) that you believe would prove most effective in establishing logistical support for a UN peacekeeping intervention into Syria. Be prepared to defend your choice.
2. “The game changer ” Explain how the UN’s strategic shift toward public/private partnerships and a multi-dimensional peacekeeping approach is proving a game changer for logistics planning. Identify a partnership that impacts logistics planning considerations.
3. “Bridge over troubled waters ” Assess UN capabilities for rapid deployment by identifying one strength and one challenge or limitation, using a real world example as evidence of each.
4.”Show me the money! ” Evaluate how the activities, procedures, and responsibilities required by the UN for financing logistical support ensure adequate funding and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse. Offer a real world example that demonstrates a challenge in financing logistical support.