The Wartime Army Lessons Learned Program: A Perspective from Operation JUST CAUSE
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This paper documents and analyzes the operations of the first observation team deploys under the relatively new Wartime Army Lessons Learned Program WALLP, December 1989 to May 1990. This was the first time in the history of Army lesson learning that such a system existed at the start of hostilities. Though the team was successful in its operations, problems still exist in the timelines of data collection and dissemination of lessons learned. Lastly, indications are surfacing from Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM that would indicate that we are losing what ground we gained during JUST CAUSE. The paper is divided into several sections introduction, a brief background of lessons learning, WALLP operations on JUST CAUSE, lessons learned about lesson learning to enhance efficiency of observation teams deployed in future operations under the auspices of WALLP, and analysis and portent for the future.
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