Accession Number : AD1022090

Title :   Joint force opportunities: Policy Aims And Adaptations

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,05 Jul 2015,26 May 2016

Corporate Author : US Army School for Advanced Military Studies Fort Leavenworth United States

Personal Author(s) : Mack,Jeffrey M

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Report Date : 26 May 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The US joint force continuously attempts to meet policy aimed at the survival and prosperity of the nation. The dialog between the policy maker and military adviser requires a broader and deeper understanding to align strategy and means to constantly shifting policy. This monograph employs an interdisciplinary qualitative chronological case study of the Iraq war from the initial attack in 2003 through the end of the Surge in 2008. It examines the joint force's attempt to adapt to policy with the means available, and the strategy that emerged. Understanding the complexity of local to global interaction and relationships from the singular individual to international and trans-national institutions can assist adaptation. The joint force adapted in Iraq from 2007 to 2008 to the operational environment and US policy aims.

Descriptors :   national security , iraqiwar , military history , international relations , united states government , sectarian violence , terrorism , counterinsurgency , joint military activities , combat operations , humanitarian assistance , insurgency , group relations , complex systems , foreign policy , military strategy , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES

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