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Stability operation

Definition/Scope: (JP 3-0) Stability operations encompass various military missions, tasks, and activities conducted outside the United States in coordination with other instruments of national power to maintain or reestablish a safe and secure environment and provide essential government services, emergency infrastructure reconstruction, and humanitarian relief. NOTE: FM 3-0 has been superceded by ADP 3-0. (FM 3-0) Stability operations encompass various military missions, tasks, and activities conducted outside the United States in coordination with other instruments of national power to maintain or reestablish a safe and secure environment, provide essential governmental services, emergency infrastructure reconstruction, and humanitarian relief. (FM 3-90.31) Stability operations can be conducted in support of an HN or interim government or as part of an occupation when no government exists. Stability operations involve both coercive and constructive military actions. They help to establish a safe and secure environment and facilitate reconciliation among local or regional adversaries. Stability operations can also help establish political, legal, social, and economic institutions and support the transition to legitimate local governance. Army stability operations will take place in continuous, simultaneous combinations with offensive and defensive operations. The mission determines the relative weight among these elements.



Used For:

Intelligence WFF
Protection WFF

Acronym:

STABOPS

Broader Terms:

decisive action
Full spectrum operations
joint operation
Maneuver Enhancement Brigade
Maneuver support operation
military operations other than war
national power

Narrower Terms:

Bradley Fighting Vehicle
Bradley M-6 Linebacker
Bradley Stinger Fighting Vehicle
Bradley Stinger Fighting Vehicle - Enhanced
civil control
civil security
Humanitarian Assistance
humanitarian assistance coordination center
M6 Linebacker
M7 Bradley Fire Support Vehicle
nonlethal action
primary stability tasks
Provincial Reconstruction Teams
stability, security, transition, and reconstruction
UN stability operation
Unified Land Operations
Warhammer Bradley

Related Terms:

Civil support operation
Counterdrug Activities
counterdrug operation
counterinsurgency
Defensive operation
Department of Defense Directive 3000.05
domestic emergencies
economic assistance
Humanitarian Assistance
Implementation Forces
Intelligence WFF
international cooperation
major operation
Maneuver support operation
movement control
Offensive operation
operational theme
peace operation
Peacetime military engagement
Rule of Law
shaping operation
Stabilization Forces
support area operation
sustaining operation
terrain management
UN Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina
UN Mission in Kosovo
UN peace building operation


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