Operating in the Human Domain Lessons of a Decade of War for the Dutch Army
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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Recent missions of Western Armies took place among the people, in foreign countries with very diverse cultures, while they had no clear understanding of the physical, cultural, and social environments that constitute the human domain. The United States US Armed Forces study Decade of War identifies trends during the 2001-2013 era of war on operating in this human domain, which ask for a fundamental change of doctrine, to address the root cause. Currently the Dutch Army Royal Netherlands Army tries to learn from the last decade of war too. Their lessons identified on the tactical level are comparable to those of the US Army. Because of the smaller scale of deployments, absence of a trends and root cause study, and lack of lessons on operational and strategic level, the Dutch Army missed some of the US lessons and the root cause. This thesis purpose is to help the Dutch Army to identify the trends in their lessons identified on operating in the human domain, including the root cause, and the feasibility of the US solutions, including those to address the root cause a human domain and warfighting function Engagement in doctrine.
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