Stabilization and Destabilization Operations, a Continuum.
The Monsterization (demonization) of a Foe assumes that said Foe has no environmentally sound strategy for the survival of their people. All living things, including the St Augustine grass that wants to hide in the flower bed, have a strategy for survival. The core of that survival is day to day, and generation to generation.
All behaviors are directed at that goal (feed and breed). Each species, faith, culture, group, and combat unit play specific Roles in the competition for feeding and breeding. There are heroes and villains, some imaginary, some not. The competition is played out according to a set of Rules (social status and the relation to the physical world). In order to succeed in the Roles, in accordance with the Rules, Tools are used. Tools normally are extensions of the body, like rifles, pistols, and the Tango.
Given the horrific expense of combat formations in fuel and ammunition, which expenditures damage those parts of the survival strategy as to invoke strong counter measures like IED's, Kamikaze, Banzai, and King Tigers.
The principle problematic group in this fray are the Arabs who have just returned from a 900 year occupation by the Turks. They had learned how to resist but not how to rule, and rule they want in accordance with their survival strategy. The more we enhance their abilities to rule in accordance with their survival strategies, the more likely we are to defeat the counterproductive strategies of a bastardized and murderous blasphemy called ISIS.
This requires a revision in US doctrine that does not segregate Stability Operations from Defense and Offense as it tends to be. That means that there are Offensive Stability Operations that foment strategies that are both counterproductive for the malevolent and supportive of a positive adjustment in the Survival Strategies of the population, their culture and governance.
All the graphs and charts are already published, a few have to be expanded.