Phase IV Operations: Where Wars are Really Won

Crane, Conrad C.
August 2008
Military Review;Aug2008 Special Edition, p11
The article discusses the importance and complexity of Phase IV operation that stabilizes and reconstructs the area of operations (AO) for the U.S. military forces. It emphasizes that Phase IV operations ensure that the military will bear the force of all essential tasks in rebuilding and reorganizing a failed state for a long time. It also notes that Phase IV has multinational and multiagency environment that creates a host of requirements not foreseen by planners used to combat operations.


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