Addressing the Doctrinal Deficit is a report of the findings from the Future of Peace Operations program's international experts' workshop held at the UK Defence Academy in Shrivenham, UK in September 2009.
The international experts' workshop sought to address the challenges military leaders face when confronted with widespread and systematic violence against civilians. The workshop included a two-day simulation exercise portraying a protection crisis in a fictional country, and allowed workshop participants to propose and evaluate courses of action to protect civilians.
The workshop's goal was to capture best practices, lessons learned, and insights that could be distilled into principles for militaries tasked to protect civilians. The principles are intended to catalyze or influence the development of doctrine, guidance, and training specific to the protection of civilians.
Addressing the Doctrinal Deficit was launched to the public at a roundtable held at the Stimson Center on 26 May 2010.
Fine more information here on Stimson's website.