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Military Police, The Answer to the Stability Operations Gap
ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA PEACEKEEPING AND STABILITY OPERATIONS INSTITUTE
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Difficult lessons learned during operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have caused the U.S. Government, the Department of State DOS, and the Department of Defense DoD to re-assess procedures during Phases IV and V stability operations and nation building post-combat operations. Current policy and doctrine fail to adequately identify a lead agency that has the capacity to effectively bridge the gap between combat operations and the commencement of stability and nation building operations. This paper will examine current policy, doctrine, and operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. It proposes that the Military Police Corps, due to its re-establishment of policing as a core competency and its professionalization, is the answer to the Stability Operations gap.
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