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Publication Date: March 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Jay Carafano

Series: Heritage Lecture

Topic: Military and defense (Military planning, strategy, and operations)

Keywords: National security; post-conflict planning; principles of purpose; principles of process

Type: Speech

Coverage: United States


Historically, the United States has done very poor job of post-conflict planning before and during conflicts. In order to be successful in a post-conflict setting there must be a sound doctrine based on principles of process, principles of purpose, and principles of peace.