"This book provides the final results of a project sponsored by the Joint Warfare Analysis Center. Our primary objective in this project was to examine how military operations can support the long-term objective of achieving civil stability and durable peace in states embroiled in complex emergencies. A complex emergency is one which draws every sector of society into its tentacles. Without coordinated external assistance, few if any states are capable of extracting themselves from such crises without abandoning the goal of attaining sustainable security. Our secondary objective was to determine the utility of the Situational Influence Assessment Module (SIAM), an automated decision support application, in preparing the military to respond to these crises."