From the Document: "This monograph identifies a number of issues in relation to the challenges in establishing rule of law institutions and practices in post-conflict countries, as well as how and when rule of law mechanisms could be integrated into U.S. Army stabilization operations, based on lessons identified from recent stabilization missions and deployments. These include the ability to identify the key challenges which prevent the establishment of effective and sustainable rule of law institutions, as well as to understand the unintended consequences of U.S. Army interventions in training local police forces, and how these can be mitigated or avoided. In addition, an appreciation of the conflict or confusion between COIN [counterinsurgency] and state-building missions and how this conflict can undermine both operations is necessary. Furthermore, in the context of achieving medium to long-term objectives, consideration must be given to the sustainability of rule of law interventions after withdrawal of troops as well as the impact of short-term mission objectives."
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