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Mission Revolution: The U.S. Military and Stability Operations

Jennifer Taw

Abstract

Defined as operations other than war, stability operations can include peacekeeping activities, population control, and counternarcotics efforts, and for the entire history of the United States military, they have been considered a dangerous distraction if not an outright drain on combat resources. Yet in 2005, the U.S. Department of Defense reversed its stance on these practices, a dramatic shift in the mission of the armed forces and their role in foreign and domestic affairs. With the elevation of stability operations, the job of the American armed forces is no longer just to win battles bu ... More

Keywords: population control, counternarcotics, armed forces, foreign affairs, domestic affairs, Iraq, Afghanistan, security landscape

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231153256
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231153256.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Taw, author
Claremont McKenna College