Accession Number:

AD1096341

Title:

Seizing the Golden Hour, Tasks, Organization, and Capabilities Required for the Earliest Phase of Stability Operations

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

RAND ARROYO CENTER SANTA MONICA CA SANTA MONICA United States

Report Date:

2020-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

273.0

Abstract:

The enduring civil wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have increasingly given rise to the view that the U.S. interventions in both were fated to fail from the beginning. Other observers, however, contend that crucial mistakes made in the first weeks and months of the U.S. interventions set these countries on downward paths, making recovery difficult. Were the postconflict interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan at high risk of failure from the beginning, or did they become the costly interventions they did because the United States missed opportunities in the early phases of U.S. operations

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE