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

Author:
Osburg, Jan [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [2014]
  • ©2014
Description:
1 online resource (xxii, 97 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Summary note:
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.
Notes:
  • "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.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-97).
Source of description:
Description based on print version.
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ISBN:
  • 9780833090003 (electronic bk.)
  • 0833090003 (electronic bk.)
Tech. report no.:
RAND/RR-387-A
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