U.S. Army Field Manual 3-07

Monday October 6, 2008

U.S. Army Field Manual 3-07, Stability Operations, - The roadmap from conflict to peace

What is it?

Army Field Manual (FM) 3-07, Stability Operations, is the Army's keystone doctrinal publication for stability operations. FM 3-07 presents overarching doctrinal guidance and direction for conducting stability operations, setting the foundation for developing other fundamentals and tactics, techniques and procedures detailed in subordinate field manuals. It also provides operational guidance for commanders and trainers at all echelons.

What has the Army done?

FM 3-07 introduces the concept of a comprehensive approach to stability operations integrating the tools of statecraft with our military forces, international partners, humanitarian organizations and the private sector. It ensures unity of effort while fostering the development of new capabilities to shape the operational environment in ways that preclude future military intervention. In a comprehensive approach, military forces establish conditions that facilitate the efforts of the other instruments of national and international power - providing the requisite security and control to stabilize an operational area.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

FM 3-07 addresses military stability operations within the broader context of United States Government reconstruction and stabilization efforts. It describes the role of military forces in supporting those efforts by leveraging the coercive and constructive capabilities of the force to establish a safe and secure environment and help transition responsibility to a legitimate civil authority operating under the rule of law. This transition is fundamental to the shift towards long-term development activities where military forces support broader efforts to achieve national and international objectives. The more effective those military efforts are at setting the conditions that facilitate the efforts of the other instruments of national power, the more likely it is that the long-term commitment of substantial military forces will not be required.

Why is this important to the Army?

FM 3-07 represents a milestone in Army doctrine--a roadmap from conflict to peace, a practical guidebook for adaptive, creative leadership at a critical time in our history. Generally, military forces perform specific functions as part of a broader response effort, supporting the complementary activities of other agencies, organizations and the private sector. When the host nation or other agency cannot fulfill their role, military forces may be called upon to significantly increase its role, including providing the basic civil functions of government. FM 3-07 institutionalizes hard-won lessons of the past while preparing our military forces for the challenges of an uncertain future, in an era of persistent conflict.

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