Accession Number:

ADA510879

Title:

The Maneuver Enhancement Brigade and Its Role in Stability and Support Operations

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

UNITED STATES INST OF PEACE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-03-09

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The evolution of the military toward embracing stability operations has been characterized by both policy decisions -- internalizing the lessons learned from the experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan -- and projections of future conflicts. The U.S. Army continues to learn and adapt lessons from the last 7 years of sustained operations. The importance of stability operations in determining overall operational success in todays environment has emerged as one of the largest lessons. The result has been a new doctrinal approach to military operations that emphasizes the role of stability operations. Consequently, new combat organizations are needed to successfully achieve our nations goals and protect the American people. One organization that has emerged from this evolution is the Maneuver Enhancement Brigade MEB. The MEB has emerged as a potential answer to the question of what is the correct stabilization force, and it has the potential to meet the challenges of future post-conflict security environments.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE