Accession Number : ADA293961

Title :   Winning the Peace: Postconflict Operations.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : McCreedy, Kenneth O.

PDF Url : ADA293961

Report Date : 21 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : This monograph argues that the Army's focus on fighting and winning wars often obscures the equally important mission of winning the peace. In the chaos that generally follows battle, the most potent policy instrument of the government is usually the force which achieved the military victory. This means that combat soldiers can expect to have a hand in postconflict operations. The monograph compares the experiences of the American Army in the occupation of Germany (1944-1945) and in the liberation of Panama during Operations Just Cause/Promote Liberty (1989-1990) to evaluate the postconflict missions given combat forces. The monograph then examines the way current Army doctrine addresses postconflict operations. The monograph concludes that Army doctrine has begun to recognize the need to conduct postconflict operations. It suggests that postconflict operations should be recognized as an operation other than war mission called "stability" operations." It also recommends that unit METLs include postconflict operations, and that Mission Training Plans reflect postconflict task training.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *MILITARY OPERATIONS, STABILITY, WARFARE, POLICIES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), ARMY PERSONNEL, ARMY TRAINING, MILITARY DOCTRINE, PLANNING, MISSIONS, GERMANY, ARMY, COMBAT FORCES, UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Government and Political Science
      Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE