Army to Roll Out Stability Manual Monday

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ After 11 months of development, the Army is preparing to release its new manual for how it will conduct stability operations overseas.

The document will be released to the public on Monday by the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth. The manual was produced under an accelerated schedule by writers of the centers doctrine directorate.

Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commander of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, said the manual ``fills a critical gap in our knowledge base'' by providing guidance to forces already conducting stability operations around the world.

The manual's theme is a comprehensive approach that uses all instruments of government to build a unified effort, including the military, diplomatic, economic and private sector agencies.

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