"Stabilizing War-Torn States: Goals and Guidance for a New Administration"
Seven years after entering Afghanistan, we are still in search of a winning strategy. Decision makers and foot soldiers - civilian and military - have lacked a basic framework to guide strategy and execution in these challenging missions. Now at the dawn of a new Administration, two new manuals, both unprecedented in scope - the Army's new Stability Operations doctrine and USIP's Guiding Principles for Stabilization and Conflict Transformation - help fill that gap. What are we trying to achieve? What is the vision? How we do leverage all the capabilities of our citizens to win the peace?