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Coalition Building Guide

2nd edition of the Multinational Interoperability Council guide to the coalition building process as it applies to military operations.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



The Coalition Building Guide (CBG) is the result of work carried out by the Multinational Interoperability Council (MIC).

The purpose of the CBG is to facilitate lead nations, troop contributing nations and participants in the establishment, and effective operation of a coalition anywhere on the globe.

Specifically, the CBG concentrates on the strategic and operational levels of multinational joint operations and identifies some of the essential factors associated with the process of coalition building. Additionally, it attempts to provide a common framework of reference for contributing nations.

This is the 2nd edition of the CBG, published on 16 September 2011.

Check for the latest version of the guide at the All Partners Access Network (APAN) website.

The Multinational Interoperability Council (MIC)

MIC provides a multinational forum, identifying interoperability issues and articulating actions at the strategic and high operational level, to contribute to more effective coalition operations. The MIC addresses inter-agency and comprehensive approach activities key to planning and executing coalition operations.

Published 16 September 2011