Mass Atrocities Prevention: The Role and Performance of the United States Army
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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In 2011, President Barrack Obama released PSD-10, designating the prevention of mass atrocities and genocide a core national security interest, and effectively ended the debate about whether the US military can or should play a role in atrocity prevention. PSD-10 established the Atrocity Prevention Board, which includes a representative from the Department of Defense, and directed it to create a whole of government approach to preventing mass atrocities. These events initiated a steady flow of strategic guidance and directives for all US government departments and agencies, including the military, to develop certain atrocity prevention capabilities. This study seeks to examine the Army role within the whole of government approach to preventing mass atrocities as outlined in strategic guidance. Using the Armys capabilities-based development model, DOTMLPF, this study seeks to determine if the Army is meeting strategic guidance and to evaluate whether or not those efforts are effective.
- Government and Political Science
- Sociology and Law
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics