Tag: Stability Operations

Featured article: Fundamentally Restructuring Interagency Operations for Future Success by Ryan Hilger “The whole thing was uncoordinated and did not get us very far. The upshot is that in the ninth year of the war we are starting from scratch.” – Ambassador Richard Holbrook Ambassador Holbrooke’s lighthearted comments about the ongoing stabilization and reconstruction operations […]

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Findings from the Stabilization Symposium have been published. The Stabilization Symposium was held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., from June 26 to June 27, and focused on the Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR) that was published earlier that month. The SAR aims to streamline U.S. government stabilization efforts and provide a framework for the U.S. Agency […]

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Recently, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Departments of Defense (DoD) and State published the Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR). The SAR was announced in April of this year and examines past challenges the U.S. government has faced in previous stabilization efforts. The SAR aims to streamline U.S. government stabilization efforts and provide a framework for […]

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Featured article: Cognitive Dissonance and Religion in Military Stability Operations by William B. Scott Cognitive dissonance is a psychological theory about how the mind resolves conflicting beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors held simultaneously. For many Americans, it is important to “emphasize the Christian religion,” while maintaining a “separation between Church and State.” Although the two statements above would seem […]

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Featured article: The Tumultuous Recent History of U.S. Stabilization and Reconstruction Efforts: The Way Ahead? by David A. Anderson The U.S. has been directly involved in some level of foreign stabilization and reconstruction effort since the end of World War II (WWII): from the occupation and reconstruction of post-WWII Japan/Germany, the European Recovery Program (Marshall Plan), […]

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RAND Corporation recently published a report assessing the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Afghanistan. The task force was a multi-year endeavor for the U.S. Department of Defense, and sought to use private-sector strategies to create sustainable economies in Iraq and Afghanistan. Task force operations began in Iraq in 2006, and operations began […]

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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…

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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…

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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…

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In a recent interview, Dr. Charles Beadling, director of the Department of Defense Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine, stated that global health operations have an important role in U.S. national security…

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