Accession Number:

ADA589186

Title:

Stability and Reconstruction: Institutionalized in the United States Army?

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA PEACEKEEPING AND STABILITY OPERATIONS INSTITUTE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The United States Army is unmatched in its ability to conduct combat operations to defeat an adversary. The Army has developed the correct doctrine, organization, training, and equipment to outmatch any opponent in combat operations. The cessation of hostilities in a combat environment, however, rarely means the conclusion of the Armys role in operations. A stable environment after the cessation of hostilities will help to achieve the political objectives of the United States. To create a stable environment, ready for a transition to civil authorities, the Army must plan, prepare, and execute stability operations before, during, and after major combat operations. To properly prepare for stability tasks, the Army must institutionalize the conduct of stability operations, and prepare the force to conduct stability and reconstruction tasks throughout all phases of a joint operation. A 2009 study by members of the United States Institute of Peace USIP and the United States Army War Colleges Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute PKSOI lists the major end states of stability and reconstruction operations. The five major end states listed in the project are as follows a safe and secure environment, established rule of law, stable governance, a sustainable economy, and social well being. These five end states are echoed in Army doctrine in ADP 3-07. ADP 3-07 further defines the Armys role in stability operations. The five primary Army stability tasks are to establish civil security, establish civil control, restore essential services, support to governance, and support to economic and infrastructure development.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE