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The U.S. Army Stability Operations Field Manual

U.S. Army Field Manual No. 3-07

William B. Caldwell IV

Publication Year: 2010

Field Manual 3-07, Stability Operations, represents a milestone in Army doctrine. With a focus on transforming conflict, managing violence when it does occur and maintaining stable peace, The U.S. Army Stability Operations Field Manual (otherwise known as FM 3-07) signals a stark departure from traditional military doctrine. The Army officially acknowledges the complex continuum from conflict to peace, outlines the military's responsibility to provide stability and security, and recognizes the necessity of collaboration, coordination, and cooperation among military, state, commercial, and non-government organizations in nation-building efforts. The manual reflects a truly unique collaboration between the Army and a wide array of experts from hundreds of groups across the United States Government, the intergovernmental and non-governmental communities, America's allies around the world, and the private sector. All branches of the armed forces, U.S. agencies ranging from the State Department to Homeland Security to Health and Human Services, international agencies from the United Nations to the Red Cross to the World Bank, countries from the United Kingdom to India to South Africa, private think tanks from RAND to the United States Institute for Peace to the Center for New American Security, all took part in the shaping of this document. The U.S. Army Stability Operations Field Manual, marks just the second time in modern history that the U.S. Army has worked with a private publisher to produce a military doctrinal document. Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell, IV is Commander of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Michèle Flournoy, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Shawn Brimley, Fellow, Center for a New American Security Janine Davidson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Plans "It is a roadmap from conflict to peace, a practical guidebook for adaptive, creative leadership at a critical time in our history. It institutionalizes the hard-won lessons of the past while charting a path for tomorrow. This manual postures our military forces for the challenges of an uncertain future, an era of persistent conflict where the unflagging bravery of our Soldiers will continue to carry the banner of freedom, hope, and opportunity to the people of the world." —From the foreword by Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell, IV, Commander of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Published by: University of Michigan Press

Title Page, Copyright,

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Foreword to the University of Michigan Press Edition: Stability Operations in a Changing Strategic Context

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pp. v-xii

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...

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Introduction to the University of Michigan Press Edition: Next Generation Doctrine

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pp. xiii-xxiv

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...

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Foreword

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pp. xxv-xxvi

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....

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Preface

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pp. v-vii

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...

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Introduction

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pp. viii-x

Today, the Nation remains engaged in an era of persistent conflict against enemies intent on limiting American access and influence throughout the world...

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1. The Strategic Context

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pp. 1-1-1-30

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...

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2. Stability in Full Spectrum Operations

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pp. 2-1-2-24

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...

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3. Essential Stability Tasks

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pp. 3-1-3-36

Military forces are organized, trained, and equipped to be modular, versatile, and rapidly deployable. They are tailored for expeditionary operations, easily task-organized...

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4. Planning for Stability Operations

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pp. 4-1-4-22

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...

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5. Transitional Military Authority

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pp. 5-1-5-16

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...

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6. Security Sector Reform

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pp. 6-1-6-36

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

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pp. A-1-A-25

Appendix B: Interagency Management System

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pp. B-1-B-8

Appendix C: USAID Principles for Reconstruction and Development

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pp. C-1-C-13

Appendix D: Interagency Conflict Assessment Overview

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pp. D-1-D-20

Appendix E: Humanitarian Response Principles

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pp. E-1-E-17

Appendix F: Provincial Reconstruction Teams

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pp. F-1-F-10

Appendix G: Summary of Changes

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pp. G-1-G-5

Source Notes

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pp. S-1-S-2

Glossary

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pp. G-1-G-16

References

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pp. R-1-R-6

Index

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pp. I-1-I-18


E-ISBN-13: 9780472022502
Print-ISBN-13: 9780472033904

Page Count: 352
Publication Year: 2010

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  • United States. Army -- Stability operations.
  • Military assistance, American -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • United States. Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • United Nations -- Armed Forces.
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