Category Archives: Lesson Reports & SOLLIMS Samplers

Lesson Report: “Stage-setting” and “Right-sizing” for Stability – Learn the “Right Lessons”

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“Stage-setting” and “right-sizing” are critical to the success of any major Stability operation. TheU.S. Government needs to learn the right lessons, and the right lessons do not come from Iraq orAfghanistan. Operation Iraq Freedom (OIF) was a total failure. Operation … Continue reading

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Lesson Report: March 2020 Consolidating Gains

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This edition of the PKSOI Lessons Learned Report explores the challenges and complexities of Consolidating Gains, an Army strategic role that sets conditions for enduring political and strategic outcomes to military operations. (p. 3-5, ADP 3-0, Operations) Consolidating gains is … Continue reading

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Lesson Report: December 2019

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This quarter’s SOLLIMS Lesson Learned Report theme is partnering.  Partnering is a broad concept in peacekeeping and stability operations, ranging from informal cooperation between aiding organizations and local authorities, to the doctrinal concepts embodied in Joint Publication JP 3-20 Security … Continue reading

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Lesson Report: September 2019 – Strategic Planning for Peacekeeping and Stability Operations

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This Strategic Planning for Peackeeping and Stability Operations (PSO) Lessons Learned Report supports the release of Army Doctrine Publication ADP 3-07, Stability in July, 2019. As stated in ADP 1 The Army “organizes, trains,and equips the force to conduct offensive, … Continue reading

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PKSOI Lesson Report: June 2019 Conflict Prevention

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This Conflict Prevention Lessons Learned Report uses a unique organizational approach. Rather than a conventional chronological or topical style, we’ve opted to present a lead lesson based on a study by the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) entitled “Preventing Extremism … Continue reading

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PKSOI Lesson Report, January 2019

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This PKSOI Lesson Report features lessons in the field of Peacekeeping and Stability Operations related to the subjects of Security Sector Reform (SSR) and Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR).

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SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 10, Issue 1

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This publication provides a selection of lessons on Transitional Public Security (TPS) from several past operations: OEF, OIF, Joint Endeavor, Uphold Democracy, and Just Cause/Promote Liberty.  TPS is a military-led effort to restore civil security, protect the civilian population, and … Continue reading

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SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 9, Issue 4

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This lessons learned compendium contains just a sample – thus the title ‘Sampler’ – of the observations, insights, and lessons related to Foreign Humanitarian Assistance available in the SOLLIMS data repository. These lessons are worth sharing with military commanders and … Continue reading

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SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 9, Issue 3

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This Sampler provides a selection of lessons covering certain complexities & challenges of peacekeeping operations, including: protecting peacekeepers, reducing violence, optimizing robustness, conducting strategic communications, advancing inclusive mediation, managing transitions, and improving environmental impacts.  Along with the lessons, this document … Continue reading

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SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 9, Issue 2

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Peacebuilding efforts cannot succeed without the ownership of local stakeholders, but local perspectives are at times obscured at international/national levels.  As such, this Sampler emphasizes the importance of consulting local communities to build sustainable peace.  Lessons focus on practical methods … Continue reading

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