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Capabilities Cycle

Capabilities to develop, prioritize, execute, and measure COAs grounded in the social and behavioral sciences.

The final step in the cycle is to develop and measure the effects of alternative COAs for achieving desired changes. This step builds on all the foregoing ones, and should assist in updating U.S. forces' understanding of the sociocultural behavior terrain, thus continuing the cycle. This step requires education in the use of models for robust decision making, strategic-level theory, integrated systems, decision space visualization, and agile data collection.

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