Accession Number:

ADA463245

Title:

Military Support to Post-Conflict Elections: Applying the Lessons of the 2004 Afghan Presidential Election

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-02-13

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Providing military support to post-conflict elections is a key task in stability operations. However, there is very little doctrine available to guide commanders and staffs in developing plans and operations to support the post-conflict election process. Using a case study on the successful 2004 Afghan presidential election as the basis, this paper examines the threats to the election process, proposes a conceptual framework for approaching the post-conflict election process, and examines operational lessons learned. The election process is presented as a series of seven stages and the role of coalition military forces in each stage is discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE