Accession Number:

ADA463660

Title:

Understanding - The New Principle for the Joint Commander in Post Conflict Operations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-05-16

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Military Operations Other Than War is a growth industry for the United States military which is engaged around the world to assist in bringing about regional stability through national assistance efforts and by assisting governments with installation of democratic practices. Military forces may find themselves having to deal with looting, lack of indigenous police forces, lack of governance, damaged or destroyed infrastructure, human migration, heath and sanitation issues and a degraded human condition of the population which the forces were deployed to liberate or protect. How operational commanders plan for these outcomes will determine the difference between success and failure. New principles or fundamentals of planning operations and new methodology have been proposed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to mitigate these negative characteristics in operational planning and execution. One such fundamental, understanding , will be the linchpin in the success of future Military Operations Other Than War involving stability and national assistance efforts. The Joint Chiefs are also changing the phasing construct of operations and urging changes in the language of Military Operations Other Than War.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE