This section provides guidance on how to incorporate anti-corruption storylines and objectives into military exercises, in order to effectively train forces on how to act when encountering corruption issues on mission.
Why Corruption Should be Part of Military Training
Experience from previous stabilisation and security assistance operations tells us not only that corruption can be a very serious threat to mission goals, but also that without preparation, it is likely to go unnoticed until after it has begun to pose an immediate threat to the international forces. By then, it can be too late to prevent key corrupt networks from using the resources brought by international troops to consolidate their reach and influence. In a high-intensity operational environment, it will also be challenging to change established approaches, incorporate new tools, and secure relevant expertise.
Exercising Corruption: The How-To Guide
Suggestions for Evaluators
The following outcomes include sample responses to corruption issues in the exercise scenario and suggest possible responses exercise evaluators could look for.