Beyond Declaring Victory and Coming Home: The Challenges of Peace and Stability Operations

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Max G. Manwaring, Anthony James Joes
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000 - 264 pages
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The political practice of declaring victory and coming home has provided a false and dangerous domestic impression of great success for U.S. unilateral and multilateral interventions in failing and failed states around the world. The reality of such irresponsibility is that the root causes and the violent consequences of contemporary intranational conflict are left to smolder and reignite at a later date with the accompanying human and physical waste. This book discusses why it is incumbent on the international community and individual powers involved in dealing with the chaos of the post-Cold War world to understand that such action requires a long-term, holistic, and strategic approach.

The intent of such an approach is to create and establish the proven internal conditions that can lead to a mandated peace and stability--with justice. The key elements that define those conditions at the strategic level include: (1) the physical establishment of order and the rule of law; (2) the isolation of belligerents; (3) the regeneration of the economy; (4) the shaping of political consent; (5) fostering peaceful conflict resolution processes; (6) achieving a complete unity of effort toward stability; and (7) establishment and maintenance of a legitimate civil society. These essential dimensions of contemporary global security and stability requirements comprise a new paradigm that will, hopefully, initiate the process of rethinking both problem and response.

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A Multiplicity of Threats a Paucity of Options The Global Security Environment at the End of the Twentieth Century
Defense and Offense in Peace and Stability Operations
The Essential Internal Defensive Conditions that Lead to Mandated Peace and Stability with Justice
The Establishment of Order and the Rule of Law Legitimacy in the Tradition of NonTraditional Operations NTOs
Isolating the Belligerents A Key to Success in the PostCounterinsurgency Era
Sustaining Life Relieving Suffering and Regenerating the Economy
Moving from the Defense to the Offense
Military Intelligence and the Problem of Legitimacy Opening the Model
Legitimate Civil Society and Conflict Prevention Lets Get Serious
Coping with Chaos in the PostCold War High Operational and Strategic Security Environments
The Anarchic State vs the Community of Nations The Real Cleavage in International Security
America Coping with Chaos at the Strategic Level Facilitator for Democratic Stability in the PostCounterinsurgency Era
Responding to the Failed State Strategic Triage
Where to from Here?
Some Final Thoughts

Beyond Jointness CivilMilitary Cooperation in Achieving the Desired EndState
A Grand National Security Strategy for Legitimate Governance and Crisis Prevention
About the Contributors

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MAX G. MANWARING is Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Dickinson College, an Adjunct Professor at the U.S. Army Peacekeeping Institute, and a retired U.S. Army colonel. He has served in various civil and military positions, and is the author of numerous books, articles, and reports dealing with national and global security issues.

ANTHONY JAMES JOES is Chairman of the International Relations Program at St. Joseph's University. He has served in various civil and military positions, and is the author of numerous books, articles, and reports dealing with national and global security issues.

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