Thinking Strategically About Transition
The aftermath of the Cold War posed unanticipated challenges to U.S. national security. In response, the U.S. military adopted full spectrum operations in order to focus renewed attention on the importance of stability operations. Transition is an important concept in stability operations, but it is inherently problematic and poorly understood. As our experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to illustrate, transition is a strategic issue of the first order. It is well past the time to take a closer look at the volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) that elevates transition to the strategic level of concern and the implications for U.S. strategy, planning, and operations. Return to:
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