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Grassroots and Civil Society Organizations as Partners in the Conduct of US Military Strategy: An Examination

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[Technical Report, Monograph]

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US Army School for Advanced Military Studies

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The establishment of the human domain as the key factor in the Competition Spectrum provides the US military with an understanding of this amorphous domain to plan and execute strategy. Grassroots and Civil Society organizations permeate the human domain. How are these organizations organized, and how might they apply to the execution of strategy by the US military in the Competition Spectrum This monograph argues that by understanding these specific organizations, the US military could find viable partners for the execution of strategy in the Competition Spectrum. Through an examination of existing literature, relevant case studies, and specific potential issues that arise when partnering with Grassroots and Civil Society Organizations, there are potential gains to be made in understanding the human domain, and in executing strategy throughout the Competition Spectrum. Through this analysis, there are several proposed ways forward to analyze whether partnership with this varied set of organizations makes sense to both the US military and to the organization in question.

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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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[A, Approved For Public Release]