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Developing an Army Strategy for Building Partner Capacity for Stability Operations

by Jefferson P. Marquis Justin Beck Scott Hiromoto Derek Eaton Jennifer D. Moroney

The U.S. government is facing the dual challenge of building its own interagency capacity for conducting stability operations while simultaneously building partner capacity (BPC) for stability operations. This study finds that although BPC and stability operations are receiving a good deal of attention in official strategy and planning documents, insufficient attention is being paid to the details of an integrated strategy.

Finding Candidate Options for Investment

by Justin Beck Paul K. Davis Russell D. Shaver Gaga Gvineria

Description of a methodology and a prototype tool, Building Blocks To Composite Options Tool (BCOT), for identifying investment options for defense capability areas. It ensures that a broad range of options is considered initially, then uses a screening technique to narrow the range to those meriting more-extensive assessment in a fuller portfolio-analysis framework. BCOT extends classic economics and operations-research techniques and suggests pragmatic approximations, particularly in capabilities-based planning.

Portfolio-Analysis Methods for Assessing Capability Options

by Justin Beck Paul K. Davis Russell D. Shaver

An analytical framework and methodology for capability-area reviews is described, along with new tools to support capabilities analysis and strategic-level defense planning in the Defense Department and the Services. BCOT generates and screens preliminary options, and the Portfolio-Analysis Tool (PAT) is used to evaluate options that pass screening. The concepts are illustrated with applications to Global Strike and Ballistic Missile Defense. Recommendations are made for further defense-planning research.

Unfolding the Future of the Long War: Motivations, Prospects, and Implications for the U. S. Army

by Brian Nichiporuk Christopher G. Pernin Justin Beck Dale Stahl Ricky Radaelli-Sanchez

The United States is currently engaged in a military effort that has been characterized as the "long war." This study explores the concept of long war and identifies ways in which it might unfold as well as the implications for the Army and the U.S. military more generally. This report uses the generation of either "trajectories" or alternative paths in which the long war might unfold to explore the implications for the U.S. military.

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