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Accession Number ADA566623
Title Expeditionary Economics: A Future Resource for Military Planners.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 61p
Personal Author C. D. Schmitt
Abstract When major combat operations come to a close, decisive action is paramount. Without deliberate action in subsequent stability operations, there is risk of marginalizing previous victories. Expeditionary economic theory offers a solution for bringing stability to post-conflict regions. Economic growth and expansion is its primary objective. Stability operations require flexible military capabilities that can proactively respond to complex environments. Expeditionary economics offers useful principles for military planners to consider when developing solutions to complex problems. These principles are evident in historical military campaigns and operations. This study examines the nature and development of expeditionary economic theory. Furthermore, it examines the historical cases of postwar Japan, Vietnam, and the Balkans for examples of the principles found in expeditionary economics. The findings suggest that applying the principles of expeditionary economics in post-conflict environments is vital for achieving strategic aims. This is especially useful when the preponderance of military involvement transitions from major combat to stability operations. However, current military doctrine already accounts for this and must not be discarded in pursuit of economic growth to accomplish strategic aims. The paper concludes that there is no need to adopt any new doctrine with separate military organizations to accomplish this.
Keywords Afghanistan conflict
Army doctrine
Balkan conflict
Bosnia herzegovina
Cold war
Economic development
Expeditionary economic theory
Expeditionary economics
Iraqi war
Marshall plan
Military doctrine
Military economic development
Military forces(United states)
Military governance
Military government
Military history
Military planning
Nation building
Nato forces
Phase iv operations
Post-war japan
Post-world war ii era
Postwar operations
South vietnam
Sro(Stability and reconstruction operations)
Stability operations
Vietcong insurgency

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Army Command and General Staff Coll., Fort Leavenworth, KS. School of Advanced Military Studies.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Monograph.
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number N/A

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