Assessing locally focused stability operations [electronic resource] / Jan Osburg, Christopher Paul, Lisa Saum-Manning, Dan Madden, Leslie Adrienne Payne
- Osburg, Jan
- Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND Corporation, 
- Physical Description:
- xxii, 97 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Rand Corporation
Arroyo Center. Force Development and Technology Program
United States. Army
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- License restrictions may limit access.
- "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."--"Abstract" on web page.
- 9780833085641 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- At head of title: RAND Arroyo Center.
"Prepared for the United States Army."
"This research ... was conducted within RAND Arroyo Center's Force Development and Technology Program."--Page iv.
"RR-387-A"--Cover, page 4.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-97).
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