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Eisenhower and U.S. Grand Strategy
Eisenhower and U.S. Grand Strategy

Dwight D. Eisenhower infused deliberate planning pro-cesses into US grand strategy. Due to lack of consensus regarding how to address the Soviet threat, Eisenhower directed the formation of a six-week exercise (Solarium) to study three alternative strate-gies. Upon completion of the exercise, the National Security Coun-cil crafted the Basic National Security Policy over a period of three months, reviewing it annually and revising it as the international se-curity environment changed.

Bury the Dead, Feed The Living
Bury the Dead, Feed The Living

Bury the Dead, Feed the Living is more than a history on Civil Affairs; rather, it is a detailed account of how the United States conducted Stability Operations from the shores of Morocco to the mountains of Germany. Dr. Raymond Millen’s book serves as a primer on preparing, organizing and implementing Stability in the course of a conflict.

Professionalizing Ministerial Advising
Professionalizing Ministerial Advising

In this study, Professor Raymond Millen has identified a persistent challenge in U.S. efforts to provide effective security cooperation and capacity building with fragile and failing states – the realm of ministerial advising. From his research and analysis, Professor Millen concludes by recommending the establishment of a professional ministerial corps.

Guiding Principles for Stabilization and Reconstruction
Guiding Principles for Stabilization and Reconstruction

The manual focuses on host nation outcomes, not programmatic inputs or outputs. It is focused primarily on what the host nation and international actors are trying to achieve, not how they are trying to achieve it at the tactical level. It is not about how to conduct an election or disarm warring parties—it is about the outcomes that these activities support. Excellent “how-to” guides already exist across the U.S. government and partner institutions. These should be accessed regularly and used diligently in the conduct of these missions.

MPICE
MPICE

MPICE provides a system of metrics that can assist in formulating policy and implementing strategic and operational plan to transform conflict and bring stability to war-torn societies. These metrics provide the content for baseline operational and strategic-level assessments allowing policymakers to diagnose potential obstacles to stabilization prior to an intervention.

Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR)
Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR)

Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR) is a joint authored document (Department of State, Department of Defense, and United States agency for International development). The SAR is "a framework for maximizing the effectiveness of the U.S. government efforts to stabilize conflict affected areas."

SR 405 Kapstein - Aid and Stabilization in Afghanistan
SR 405 Kapstein - Aid and Stabilization in Afghanistan

SR 405, Aid and stabilization in Afghanistan is a data driven look at stabilization projects in Afghanistan and their impact on the operating environment. This document offers practical solutions on future program implementation. 

Sigir Learning from Iraq
Sigir Learning from Iraq

SIRGIR Learning from Iraq is a March 2013 Special Inspector General for Iraq reconstruction. Report outlining lessons learned from Iraq.

SIGAR-18-48
SIGAR-18-48

SIGAR Stabilization: Lessons from the U.S. Experience in Afghanistan is a Special inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction. Report outlining Stabilization lessons learned from Afghanistan.

Research Review Lessons Learned
Research Review Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned from Stabilization Initiatives in Afghanistan: A Systematic Review of Existing Research. This review is an empirical study of Conflict done at Princeton University, with support provided by USAID and USIP.