The Need for Better Civil-Military Planning

Part of the Global Forecast 2015

The United States is now more than a decade into wars attempting to bring security and stability to the Middle East. The results have not been good. The initial U.S. military victory in Iraq that overthrew Saddam Hussein was followed by eight years of irregular warfare, a pause, and now a new war against ISIS. The U.S. military effort to lead from behind in Libya after 2011 has left instability bordering on
chaos in that country. The U.S. military effort in Yemen has not prevented its capital and government from falling to Houthi rebels.