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Accession Number ADA583879
Title Bridging the Transition Gap.
Publication Date May 2013
Media Count 79p
Personal Author J. D. Hansen
Abstract The transition period separating major conflict operations and subsequent stability efforts marks a pivotal point in securing policy objectives. A common understanding and appreciation of the transition period in its own context may facilitate a better foundation for long-term stability efforts. This research will identify characteristics within the transition period that the U.S. government and involved stakeholders should consider in the post-conflict environment. The monograph will examine the four elements of the transition period: the definition and understanding of the transition gap, integration of the involved stakeholders, the nonmaterial influences of power and culture, and conceptual planning frameworks used in the transition environment. The conflicts in Iraq and Panama illustrate the diverse circumstances of post-conflict transitions, and how a more holistic approach can facilitate a successful transition. The case studies highlight contextual influences in the post conflict environment and their effect on subsequent stability efforts. With a more comprehensive and holistic approach planners can better bridge the complexities of transitioning from a conflict environment to a stable environment.
Keywords Case studies
Cultural differences
Cultural influences
Holistic approach
Interagency coordination
Iraqi freedom operation
Iraqi war
Just cause operation
New dawn operation
Phase iii operations
Phase iv operations
Post conflict environment
Post-conflict transitions
Postwar operations
Power influences
Stability operations
Stability stakeholders
Transition gap
Transition period
United states government

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
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 1402
Contract Number N/A

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