Accession Number:

ADA439373

Title:

Success in Civil Military Operations

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

95.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this thesis is to answer the following question What determines the success of Civil Military Operations CMO With the United States military involved in the largest CMO mission since World War II in Iraq, answering this question becomes even more important. In this thesis, success will not be confined to tactical, operational, or strategic CMO success. To determine what causes success or failure in CMO, the author conducts three different case study analyses of Iraq based on the three predominant ethno-religious regions of the country Kurdish North, Sunni Center, and Shia South. To analyze, compare, and contrast these three separate cases, the author uses three independent variables integration of CMO in all phases of the operations balance of CMO between the combat and civilian operations and attitude of the Host Nation HN or occupied area. These variables set the conditions necessary for CMO success. In conclusion, the thesis provides essential principles for CMO planning and identifies requirements in doctrine, training, organization, and structure of CMO forces for future operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE