Stability Operations: From the Post-Vietnam War Era to Today
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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As operations in Iraq and Afghanistan end, it is useful to analyze the current state of stability operations within the U.S. Army and determine its ability to conduct these types of operations in the future. Analyzing the state of stability operations in the post-Vietnam War era provides a useful benchmark for analyzing the current state of the Armys ability to conduct such operations. A study of the de-evolution of stability operations doctrine in the period between the end of the Vietnam War and the beginning of the Global War on Terrorism GWOT provides insight on how prepared the U.S. Army was to conduct stability operations at the beginning of GWOT. The peacekeeping missions of the 1990s also provide insight into the ability of the Army to conduct stability operations. It is helpful to compare the operations of the 1990s with the operations of the first decade of the 2000s. Finally, by analyzing how operations on the ground and doctrine changed in GWOT, the monograph provides insight into the adaptability of the Army to execute stability operations.
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