CCO Case Studies


The Center for Complex Operations Case Studies Series provides classroom teaching case studies that focus on complex operations — stability, security, transition and reconstruction, counterinsurgency and irregular warfare. These teaching cases are provided with instructor guides and are relevant to the many disciplines needed to achieve stability goals — establishment of safe and secure environments, the rule of law, social well-being, good governance, and sustainable economic growth.The protagonists in the case studies include the many actors involved in a comprehensive approach to complex operations– governmental, nongovernmental, public and private, domestic and international.

The Center for Complex Operations Case Studies Series provides classroom teaching case studies that focus on complex operations — stability, security, transition and reconstruction, counterinsurgency and irregular warfare. These teaching cases are provided with instructor guides and are relevant to the many disciplines needed to achieve stability goals — establishment of safe and secure environments, the rule of law, social well-being, good governance, and sustainable economic growth.The protagonists in the case studies include the many actors involved in a comprehensive approach to complex operations– governmental, nongovernmental, public and private, domestic and international.

Case Study No. 1
Security by Contractor: Outsourcing in Peace and Stability Operations by Volker Franke

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Case Study No. 2
Dynamic Tension: Security, Stability and the Opium Trade by Peter Curry

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Case Study No. 3
Right and Wrong, Balanced on the Edge of a Spear: U.S. Forces at a Mosque in Baghdad by Joshua Potter

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Case Study No. 4

The Kuwait Task Force: Postconflict Planning and Interagency Coordination by Dennis Barlow

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Case Study No. 5
Military Provision of Humanitarian and Civic Assistance: A Day in the Life of a Civil Affairs Team in the Horn of Africa by Jessica Piombo

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Case Study No. 6
A Penny for Your Thoughts, a Nickel for Your Heart: Buying Popular Support for Counterinsurgency by Justin Gorkowski

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Case Study No. 7
Disarmament in South Sudan by Cecily Brewer

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Case Study No. 8
Basra: Strategic Dilemmas and Force Options by John Hodgson

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Case Study No. 9
Leading Healing in a Broken Unit by Edward Powley and Scott Taylor

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Case Study No. 10
The Road to Good Intentions: British Nation-building in Aden by Scott Smitson

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