Bringing the Interagency and Stability Operations into the Planner's Realm
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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The State Department has been directed to coordinate and lead all U.S. Government stabilization and reconstruction efforts. Subsequently, the Defense Department added stability operations as a U.S. military core competency, equal to combat operations. This paper examines stability operations planning doctrine to determine what interagency coordination authorities exist at the operational level and analyzes what coordination is required in order to encourage timely and effective planning. Stability operation planning requirements are studied and existing doctrine analyzed to determine if it provides a sufficiently detailed framework for operational level planning. Finally, the paper offers a critique of current stability operations planning policies and doctrine, recommending that interagency coordination be increased and Annex V modified to provide a relevant planning framework.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics