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New Weight in Army Manual on Stabilization

February 8, 2008

The new doctrine elevates the mission of stabilizing war-torn nations to the same importance as the defeat of adversaries on the battlefield.

By Michael R. Gordon
The New York Times
February 8, 2008

WASHINGTON — The Army has drafted a new operations manual that elevates the mission of stabilizing war-torn nations, making it equal in importance to defeating adversaries on the battlefield.
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Military officials described the new document, the first new edition of the Army’s comprehensive doctrine since 2001, as a major development that draws on the hard-learned lessons of Iraq and Afghanistan, where initial military successes gave way to long, grueling struggles to establish control.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/08/washington/
08strategy.html?hp

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