Accession Number:

ADA562984

Title:

Tactical Economics: The U.S. Army's Tactical Contribution to Economic Development

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-06-08

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

Scholars and military professionals agree on the importance of economic development during stability operations. They also recognize its complexity. Current policy mandates Army participation in economic development, but how does the U.S. Army contribute effectively when it lacks the expertise to do so This study, drawn from the work of seven influential scholars and other government agencies with expertise in economic development, develops a framework that military professionals may use to contribute effectively to economic development. By combining the work of these scholars and other government agencies, the framework is integrated into Army design methodology to operationalize it. The study is significant insofar as it does the following 1 develops a framework that soldiers may use to contribute to economic development without the required expertise 2 informs commanders on how to visualize, describe, and direct economic development operations more effectively and 3 extends situational awareness to different echelons and levels of war.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE