The U.S. Army Stability Operations Field Manual
U.S. Army Field Manual No. 3-07
Publication Year: 2010
Published by: University of Michigan Press
Title Page, Copyright,
Foreword to the University of Michigan Press Edition: Stability Operations in a Changing Strategic Context
Approximately six years ago, during a brief respite from battle as the 101st Airborne fought north into the outskirts of Baghdad, the Division’s commander, Major General David Petraeus...
Introduction to the University of Michigan Press Edition: Next Generation Doctrine
In October 2004 I spent a week interviewing and observing soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team (BASTOGNE) of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The Division...
Since the terrorist attacks on the American people seven years ago, we have been engaged in an epic struggle unlike any other in our history....
Field Manual (FM) 3-07 is the Army’s keystone doctrinal publication for stability operations. FM 3-07 presents overarching doctrinal guidance and direction for conducting stability...
Today, the Nation remains engaged in an era of persistent conflict against enemies intent on limiting American access and influence throughout the world...
1. The Strategic Context
1-1. During the relatively short history of the United States, military forces have fought only eleven wars considered conventional. From the American Revolution through Operation Iraqi Freedom, these wars represented significant or perceived...
2. Stability in Full Spectrum Operations
Full spectrum operations apply to the joint force as well as Army forces. The foundations for Army operations conducted outside the United States and its territories are reflected in the elements of full spectrum operations: continuous...
3. Essential Stability Tasks
Military forces are organized, trained, and equipped to be modular, versatile, and rapidly deployable. They are tailored for expeditionary operations, easily task-organized...
4. Planning for Stability Operations
For every operation, commanders develop personal, detailed understanding of the situation and operational environment. They then visualize a desired end state and craft a broad concept for shaping the current conditions toward that end...
5. Transitional Military Authority
Under extreme circumstances, where the host-nation government has failed completely or an enemy regime has been deposed, the intervening authority has a legal and moral responsibility to install a transitional military authority on the behalf...
6. Security Sector Reform
National defense and internal security are the traditional cornerstones of state sovereignty. Security is essential to legitimate governance and participation, effective rule of...
Appendix A: Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Nongovernmental Organizations in Stability Operations
Appendix B: Interagency Management System
Appendix C: USAID Principles for Reconstruction and Development
Appendix D: Interagency Conflict Assessment Overview
Appendix E: Humanitarian Response Principles
Appendix F: Provincial Reconstruction Teams
Appendix G: Summary of Changes
Page Count: 352
Publication Year: 2010
OCLC Number: 698586709
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