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Army completing security assistance guidelines
Army completing security assistance guidelines
By John Milburn - The Associated Press
Posted : Friday Mar 6, 2009 17:36:51 EST

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. The Army is completing a set of guiding principles on how it will provide security assistance in foreign countries.

Its viewed as an interim document, one being experimented at Fort Leavenworth with help of dozens of officers who have had ample experience doing the real thing.

The process and the final product will reflect lessons learned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and previous experience advising foreign militaries, while keeping a focus on future conflicts.

The focus is always going to be on supporting the legitimate government, Maj. Steve Lucas said.

The experiment by the Battle Command Battle Laboratory began last month when more than 950 midlevel officers conducted a war game simulating a major combat operation in Azerbaijan. In that phase, officers simulated attacking an enemy, fighting an insurgency and initiating stability operations.


Rest of article at: http://armytimes.com/news/2009/03/ap_security_assistanc...
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