Accession Number:

ADA549076

Title:

From Insurgency to Stability. Volume 2: Insights from Selected Case Studies

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

2011-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

322.0

Abstract:

The Office of the Secretary of Defense asked RAND to examine how conflicts transition from intensive counterinsurgency where the level of violence might be very high toward stability. The ultimate goal of the research was to identify good -- and bad -- practices that the United States military in particular, and the U.S. government in general, can implement in the insurgencies that it faces today as well as in possible future interventions. The research was divided into two phases. The first phase, which took place from March to September 2009, examined a series of case studies of past and ongoing insurgencies to identify the key policy decisions, techniques, and technologies that helped facilitate the transition to a more stable situation. This document is the result of that research. After the second phase of the research had been completed, it was decided that the case studies contained in this document would be presented as Volume II. The other phase of the research, From Insurgency to Stability, Volume I Key Capabilities and Practices, MG-11111, OSD, is an examination of the U.S. capabilities required to successfully transition an insurgency toward stability. That portion of the research focused on the Department of Defense but included insights on other elements of the U.S. government that are also involved in the transition process.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE