Stability and support operations
SASO operations can occur in everything from natural disaster areas (earthquakes, storms and flooding) to insurgencies (revolts, social upheavals). The extent of SASO operations can range from interacting with the local population to military operations with specific rules of engagement.
The underlying dynamics of SASO and related "stabilization" activities have proven controversial and are the subject of increasing academic and policy-level debate.
- Mac Ginty, R. 2012. Against Stabilization. Stability: International Journal of Security and Development 1(1):20-30, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/sta.ab. See also: Dennys, C. 2013. For Stabilization. Stability: International Journal of Security and Development 2(1):1, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/sta.an.
- Explanation of SASO at The Area III Support Activity of the Installation Management Command-Korea (IMCOM-K)
- The U.S. Army Stability Operations Field Manual The U.S. Army, with forewords by Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell, IV, Michèle Flournoy, and Shawn Brimley and a New Introduction by Janine Davidson. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 2009.
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