Bridging the Transition Gap
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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The transition period separating major conflict operations and subsequent stability efforts marks a pivotal point in securing policy objectives. A common understanding and appreciation of the transition period in its own context may facilitate a better foundation for long-term stability efforts. This research will identify characteristics within the transition period that the U.S. government and involved stakeholders should consider in the post-conflict environment. The monograph will examine the four elements of the transition period the definition and understanding of the transition gap, integration of the involved stakeholders, the nonmaterial influences of power and culture, and conceptual planning frameworks used in the transition environment. The conflicts in Iraq and Panama illustrate the diverse circumstances of post-conflict transitions, and how a more holistic approach can facilitate a successful transition. The case studies highlight contextual influences in the post conflict environment and their effect on subsequent stability efforts. With a more comprehensive and holistic approach planners can better bridge the complexities of transitioning from a conflict environment to a stable environment.
- Government and Political Science
- Humanities and History
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics