Departmental Bulletin Paper Supporting Regional Security Forces for Peace and Stability Operations

Goad, Michael  ,  Bowman, Geoffrey  ,  McDowell, Kurt

22 ( 1 )  , pp.85 - 93 , 2017-09 , 大阪大学大学院国際公共政策研究科 , オオサカ ダイガク ダイガクイン コクサイ コウキョウ セイサク ケンキュウカ
In Honor of Prof. Toshitaka TAKEUCHI
The U.S. military struggles to manage lengthy, complex, multidimensional stability operations around the world. These operations are costly, U.S. forces are frequently treated as outsiders, and their effectiveness is hampered by the fact that U.S. intervention may have contributed to the instability in the first place. At the same time, many developing and underdeveloped nations are struggling to manage a Youth Bulge, where a significant portion of the population is between the ages of 15-29. Standing regional stability forces similar to the African Union’s African Standby Force could be a solution to both problems, providing education, training and employment to Youth Bulge members and creating a credible, apolitical and more cost-effective stabilization force to respond to situations around the globe.

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