Accession Number : ADA545113


Title :   Expeditionary Economics and Its Implications on the United States Army


Descriptive Note : Monograph rept. Jun 2010-Dec 2010


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Pelini, Marc E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a545113.pdf


Report Date : 19 May 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 68


Abstract : Since the end of the Cold War, the United States government has increasingly deployed its Army forces in support of global stability and support operations. Based on the 2010 Department of Defense Review and the Department of Defense Directive 3000.05, this trend is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. These documents, as well the national security documents at every level of the U.S. federal government place a mandate on the military to develop, institutionalize, and resource economic stability and development capabilities to reduce both global instabilities and to prevent regional and global insurgencies. While the Army has begun to adapt in response to these directives, it remains institutionally ill-prepared to deal with the economic issues presented in stability operations. This monograph investigates two influential economic theories that could serve as fundamental approaches towards economic development in stability operations; analyzes what and how effective the whole-of-government approach has been in stability operations in Iraq and Afghanistan; examines how the Army is trying to change its institutional approach to stability operations; and identifies areas in the Army force structure, doctrine, training and education, and organization that could increase its overall effectiveness in future stability operations.


Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT , *ARMY PERSONNEL , GLOBAL , IRAQ , NATIONAL SECURITY , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , ECONOMICS , THEORY , COLD WAR , RESOURCES , ARMY , INSTABILITY , AFGHANISTAN , INSURGENCY , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , STABILITY


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE