Accession Number:

ADA429918

Title:

Joint Capabilities for Post-Conflict Operations

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

Victory is determined not only by what happens during a period of conflict but also by what happens after the fighting ends, during post-conflict operations. This monograph examines what joint military capabilities are required for post-conflict operations in order to achieve the desired end state. Post-conflict operations consist of a complex and challenging set of tasks involving the military as well as other government agencies and multinational partners. Understanding the nature and dynamics of post-conflict operations is a prerequisite for determining those tasks. In many regards the factors that affect post-conflict operations differ significantly from those that influence conflict. Those factors translate into specific post-conflict tasks and functions. The capabilities that lead to success during conflict are not necessarily the same as those required for success during the post-conflict period. This capabilities gap represents deficiencies across the spectrum of DOTMLP-F Doctrine, Organizations, Training, Material, Leader development, Personnel and Facilities. A historical perspective provides valuable insight into understanding the nature and dynamics of post-conflict operations. The lessons learned from previous involvement in specific post-conflict operations are essential for developing considerations that apply to most post-conflict operations. This monograph analyzes Operation ECLIPSE post-World War II occupation of Germany and the European Recovery Program Marshall Plan, Operations BLACKLIST and the post-World War II reconstruction of Japan, Operation JUST CAUSE Panama, Operation DESERT STORM Kuwait and Iraq, Operation UPHOLD DEMOCRACY Haiti, and operations in the Balkans region. Post-conflict functions and tasks derived from historical analysis provide a basis for comparison against current capabilities and help determine future requirements. Examination of doctrine concludes that the U.S. military does not have the proper capabiliti7

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE