Toward Making Practice More Perfect in Stability Operations
The publication of Army Field Manual 3-07, Stability Operations, in October 2008 signaled that a large category of missions characterized as neither strictly offensive nor defensive operations are a recognized part of the Army charter. The author examines Appendix F, Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT), as a significant attempt to codify an apparently successful Operation ENDURING FREEDOM initiative. He argues that as a doctrine to establish "a common frame of reference ... that Army leaders use to solve military problems" the appendix is weakened by omissions and ambiguity and therefore falls short in promoting "mutual understanding and in enhanc[ing] effectiveness."
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