Security, Stability, Transition, Reconstruction Operations as a Force Employment Operation in the UJTL
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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The Joint Chiefs of Staff need to update CJCSM 3500.04D Universal Joint Task List UJTL to reflect Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction Operations SSTR as a subset of Force Employment Operations equates to Major Theater War MTW. Furthermore, SSTR operations and its subset operations need to be clearly defined and have UJTL tasks assigned. This will help operational and tactical planners develop a more integrated plan for SSTR operations throughout the phases and not just in phase four. The same focus as other employment operations is needed for SSTR before, during, and after traditional combat operations because SSTR operations are often executed simultaneously with these type operations. Without this specificity in joint publications and doctrine, the U.S. military will continue to struggle with SSTR operations because SSTR is not a focus during the JOPP. The U.S. military conducted SSTR operations in its past, has joint operations on going, and will continue to have SSTR requirement in the future with the current in stability in several regions of the world. It is for this reason that SSTR operations need to be a defined operation in the UJTL with associated tasks. This will provide the tool and resource needed for detailed SSTR operational planning.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics