Handbook for Military Support to Governance, Elections, and Media: Unified Action Handbook Series, Book Three   [open pdf - 718KB]

"This Handbook for Military Support to Governance, Elections, and Media provides fundamental guidance, planning considerations, techniques, procedures, and other information for the restoration of a country's governance, elections, and media institutions and processes during the post-conflict1 period (e.g., post-civil war; Phase IV, 'Stabilize,' of a major operation). This handbook is not intended to stand alone as a planning guide, but instead to complement the planning that would be required to better integrate all elements of national capacity in response to an overseas contingency or in support of military engagement, security cooperation, and deterrence activities. Its primary purpose is to aid US joint military planners on a joint force staff to more fully understand their roles and tasks in building or restoring a failed government in the immediate post-conflict period. It is designed to help lay the groundwork for a successful transition between military and civilian authorities in situations where the armed forces for whatever reason find themselves as the de facto governing authority responsible for providing or establishing governance."

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