Civil-Military Cooperation Law and Legal Definition

Civil-military cooperation refers to a collaborative relationship between civilian and military actors in a conflict environment.

In civil-military cooperation, civilian actors may include government officials, staff from international organizations, and representatives of nongovernmental organizations. It may include occasional informational meetings and comprehensive programs where civilian and military partners share planning and implementation. A civil-military cooperation provides the security, knowledge, and skills needed to help transform a conflict into an enduring peace.