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Author Osburg, Jan, author.

Title Assessing locally focused stability operations / Jan Osburg, Christopher Paul, Lisa Saum-Manning, Dan Madden, Leslie Adrienne Payne.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 97 pages) : illustrations (some color)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-387-A.
Note "RAND Arroyo Center."
"This research was sponsored by the Army's Asymmetric Warfare Group and was conducted within RAND Arroyo Center's Force Development and Technology Program"--Preface.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-97).
Contents Introduction and study methods -- Review of assessment approaches in stability operations -- Results: insights and recommendations -- Applying the assessment recommendations in a practical scenario -- Conclusions.
Summary This report describes how the Army and other services can better measure and assess the progress and outcomes of locally focused stability operations (LFSO), which are defined as the missions, tasks, and activities that build security, governance, and development by, with, and through the directly affected community, in order to increase stability at the local level. A number of issues related to assessing LFSO are identified, along with foundational challenges that include an inherently complex operational environment, limited doctrinal guidance, competing visions of stability, untested assumptions, and redundant or excessive reporting requirements. The report offers solutions to these and other challenges, and provides concrete recommendations and implementation-related guidance for designing and conducting assessments of LFSO. The report concludes with an assessment plan for a notional African LFSO scenario that illustrates the practical application of those insights.
Note Print version.
Language English.
Subject Counterinsurgency.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Stability operations.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Security (National & International)
Armed Forces -- Stability operations. (OCoLC)fst01982153
Counterinsurgency. (OCoLC)fst00881325
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Military & Naval Science.
Law, Politics & Government.
Military Science - General.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Paul, Christopher, 1971- author.
Saum-Manning, Lisa, author.
Madden, Dan, author.
Payne, Leslie Adrienne, author.
Arroyo Center. Force Development and Technology Program.
Rand Corporation, issuing body.
United States. Army.
Other Form: Print version: Osburg, Jan. Assessing locally focused stability operations. 2014 (DLC) 2014944648
ISBN 9780833090003 (electronic bk.)
0833090003 (electronic bk.)
Report No. RAND/RR-387-A
Standard No. AU@ 000061154150
GBVCP 1008662925
AU@ 000066334091

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