Accession Number:

ADA495187

Title:

PKSOI Bulletin. Volume 1, Issue 2, February 2009

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly bulletin

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA PEACEKEEPING AND STABILITY OPERATIONS INSTITUTE

Report Date:

2009-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

This edition of PKSOI Bulletin takes on the challenge of suggesting those issues and topics the newly inaugurated and confirmed Administration needs to understand concerning Stability Operations. The centerpieces of this edition are Mr. Richard Smyths Some Thoughts about Stability Operations, which provides a critical perspective from a seasoned Foreign Service Officer, and Mr. Roy Williams related piece, Stability Operations and NGOs Whats in a Name, which offers observations from a recognized leader from a civil society organization. A new feature for the Bulletin is a series of selected summaries or updates of recently concluded or ongoing events that PKSOI chairs, or in which it collaborates. The findings and results of these events also provide insights and perspectives -- as well as solid recommendations -- to any new policy developer, decision maker, or peace and stability operations implementer. This edition includes an update regarding the U.S. Army Action Plan for Stability Operations, by Captain Paul Lang, USA, as well as the recently released Army proponency memorandum for Stability Operations. It also includes an interview with retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Nate Freier, the author of the recently published PKSOI Paper, Known Unknowns Unconventional Strategic Shocks in Defense Strategy Development. He brings a unique perspective that challenges the conventional defense thought about the strategic environment in which the U.S. military conducts Peacekeeping and Stability Operations PKSO in the future. The New at PKSOI section contains information on the roll-out of the institutes Stability Operations Lessons Learned Information Management System SOLLIMS, its PKSO Research and Publication Topic List for this calendar year, and its Upcoming Events list.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE