Operationalizing the Insertion of Psychosocial Factors in Operational Planning

PDF

Authors
  1. Tikuisis, P.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The consideration of psychosocial effects in operational planning has received considerable attention, especially in the recent conduct of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns. Specifically, an escalation of effort towards winning ‘hearts and minds’ vs. defeating the insurgency by kinetic means alone has placed significant expectations on understanding the psychosocial dimension of the indigenous population in theatre. This report addresses the insertion of this dimension in the operational planning process, especially for counterinsurgency. It begins with a high-level view of the planning-execution cycle that qualifies the consideration of psychosocial factors, followed by descriptive planning guidance that quantifies the application and assessment of these factors, and closes with a discussion on the validity of this approach.

Il y a un résumé en français ici.

Keywords
counterinsurgency, course of action, influence activity, non-kinetic effects
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-TR-2013-015 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Dec 2013
Number of Pages
27
DSTKIM No
CA038197
CANDIS No
538271
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

Permanent link

Document 1 of 1

Date modified: