A Practical Approach: Integrated Country Planning using Critical Factors Analysis

  • Colonel Eric M. McFadden

This paper proposes a threat-based approach to utilizing the Critical Factors Analysis as a tool to see threat networks and systems in order to facilitate the synchronization of U.S. whole-of-government efforts as part the development of the Integrated Country Strategy at the Country Team level. Furthermore, it applies the model to Nigeria’s internal security threats, using the analysis of the terrorist group Boko Haram in northern Nigeria as an example. Based on this analysis and application an integral tool for the development the Integrated Country Strategy facilitating a whole-of-government synchronization at the country level is proposed.