Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations Doctrine and Theory
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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There has been much controversy particularly within professional circles regarding the adequacy of US stabilization and reconstruction SR doctrine over the past decade of its practice most notably in Iraq and Afghanistan. This monograph seeks to answer the question does current SR doctrine capture the best theory and understanding of practice as offered by the literature It will use the functions of security, rule of law and private property rights to determine the degree to which the doctrine and literature are consistent. First it will examine the literature in order to frame the scholarly discussion and determine what constitutes best theory and understanding of practice. Next it will examine the relevant SR doctrine in order to develop the basis for comparison. Finally, it will compare and contrast the doctrine to determine how well doctrine reflects the most current scholarly thought as it pertains to SR operations.
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