Accession Number:

AD1120413

Title:

Stability Economics: The Economic Foundations of Security in Post-Conflict Environments

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Monograph]

Corporate Author:

COMBAT STUDIES INST PRESS FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

266

Abstract:

In the years after invading Iraq and Afghanistan, the US military realized that it had a problem How does a military force set the economic conditions for security success This problem was certainly not novelthe military had confronted it before in such diverse locations as Grenada, Haiti, Bosnia, and Kosovo. The scale and complexity of the problem, however, were unlike anything military planners had confronted beforehand. This was especially the case in Iraq, where some commentators expected oil production to drive reconstruction. When the fragile state of Iraqs infrastructure and a rapidly deteriorating security situation prevented this from happening, the problem became even more vexing Should a military force focus on security first, or the economy How can it do both This is the challenge of Stability Economics.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]