USAWC stability publication on the street
September 5, 2012
The USAWC published and posted the US Army's latest Stability Operations doctrine manuals online at http://armypubs.army.mil/doctrine/100_Series_Collection_1.html September 1.
Army Doctrine Publication ADP 3-07 and Army Doctrine Reference Publication DRP 3-07, Stability, present overarching doctrinal guidance and direction for conducting stability operations.
These publications apply to both the civilian and military leadership of the Army and are intended to serve as a resource for the other government agencies, intergovernmental organizations,international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and private sector entities who seek to better understand the role of the military in broader reconstruction and stabilization efforts.
Stability tasks are conducted by the US military as part of operations outside the United States using a comprehensive and whole-of-government approach to integrate the cooperative efforts of the departments and agencies of the U.S.Government, international partners, and private sector entities to achieve Unified Action, the unity of effort toward a shared goal.
The military history of the United States is one characterized by stability operations, interrupted by distinct episodes of major combat. Of the hundreds of military operations conducted during the relatively short history of the United States, most have been operations where the majority of effort consisted of stability tasks.