Stability Operations


IAP 16W (June 2015) Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge



IAP 16W (June 2015) Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge
by Benjamin Cabana Interagency coordination for complex contingency operations is an extremely difficult challenge. Bringing together the various tools of American power in a holistic manner is widely recognized as a serious roadblock to successful stabilization and reconstruction operations. Defense, development, and diplomacy are all required for a successful stability… Read More

InterAgency Journal 5-2 (Summer 2014)



InterAgency Journal 5-2 (Summer 2014)

Inside this issue: Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge, Benjamin Cabana; Deep Analysis: Designing Complexity Into Our Understanding of Conflict, Thomas G. Matyók, Hannah Rose Mendoza and Cathryne Schmitz... and much more.

CSO Evaluates Two Years of Engagement



CSO Evaluates Two Years of Engagement

Last week, the State Department's Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations published a report detailing CSO's efforts in its two years in existence. CSO was established in 2011 to improve the effectiveness and coherence of the U.S. government in conflict situations...

Panel Focuses on Future of Stability Operations



Panel Focuses on Future of Stability Operations

On June 17, the American Security Project in conjunction with Development Transformations hosted “The Future of Stability Operations: Lessons from Afghanistan,” a panel discussion addressing the challenges faced during U.S. stability operations...

Report Identifies Lessons Learned for Stability, Reconstruction Operations



Report Identifies Lessons Learned for Stability, Reconstruction Operations

The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction recently released it's final report identifying lessons learned in the rebuilding of Iraq. The report explores the challenges faced by those involved in the various projects and programs during the nine-year reconstruction effort...

Joint Publication 3-07 Sets Doctrine for Interorganizational Coordination During Stability Operations



Joint Publication 3-07 Sets Doctrine for Interorganizational Coordination During Stability Operations

Joint Publication 3-07 provides doctrine for the conduct of stability operations during joint operations within the broader context of US Government efforts. It provides guidance for operating across the range of military operations to support US Government agencies, foreign governments, and intergovernmental organizations...