Accession Number:

ADA463232

Title:

Planning for and Employing Crime Control Capabilities during Security and Stability Operations -- A Necessary Ingredient for Phase IV Operational Success

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-05-16

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

U.S. security policy indicates that, in the future, the United States Joint Forces will be engaged globally performing a variety of missions to protect U.S. national interests. In addition, evidence indicates that the existence of violent crime also will be a factor in future deployed environments. Experience in Iraq has illustrated that in addition to the conditions of an active insurgency, infrastructure decay, unemployment, and poverty, violent crime plays a significant role as a destabilizing factor and encumbers the meeting of Phase IV mission objectives. Maintaining human security, or physical security, of the civilian population by controlling crime is significant to the operational commander for a number of reasons it fosters the goal of winning hearts and minds of the local population, it supports the achievement of long-term strategic goals, it reduces collateral obstacles to mission accomplishment, and it assists the counterinsurgency mission as well as advancing other Phase IV objectives. Further, in light of the current Department of Defense DoD goal of transformation of the armed forces, options such as changing the role of military police forces, use of constabulary forces, and use of criminal investigative assets all contribute to an enhanced capability to address violent crime in future deployed environments.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE