Assessing locally focused stability operations

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 a...

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Main Authors: Osburg, Jan, Paul, Christopher (Author), Saum-Manning, Lisa (Author), Madden, Dan (Author)
Corporate Authors: Arroyo Center Force Development and Technology Program, Rand Corporation, United States Army
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND [2014]©2014, 2014
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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
Item Description:"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
Physical Description:xxii, 97 pages illustrations (some color)
ISBN:0833085646
9780833085641