Accession Number:

ADA504871

Title:

Stabilizing the Future

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

History has shown that military forces may not be suited to the operating environment and changing that reality will be a difficult process. A variety of factors to include recommendations from the Defense Science Board, doctrinal demands, and historical precedent were analyzed to support this thesis. The outcome of that analysis showed that a unified functional combatant command could simultaneously meet these recommendations and demands. The establishment of USSOCOM provided the necessary historical precedent. The benefits of such a command include an increased understanding within the operating environment as well as a potentially more effective force for executing stability operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE