Accession Number : AD1038841

Title :   Peace Operations in Mali: Theory into Practice Then Measuring Effectiveness

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

Personal Author(s) : Prewitt,Andrew K

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Report Date : 09 Jun 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : This research sought to measure the effectiveness of the international community's response along two broad lines of effort (LOE): Creating a Safe and Secure Environment and promoting Stable Governance. When seeking to achieve a Safe and Secure Environment, two objectives were measured. Objective 1 sought the Cessation of Large Scale Violence. Success was attained, as French military forces saved the Malian government from collapse and nominally regained control of Mali's territory from militants. In addition, on the diplomatic front, a ceasefire was negotiated between the Government of Mali (GoM) and armed groups, followed by an internationally sanctioned and robust deployment of an international Peacekeeping force to Mali. Objective 2 attempted to promote Security Sector Reform (SSR) as a method to incorporate local northern citizens into a legitimate security apparatus. Results have been ineffective: Joint patrols stalled, a legitimate local security force has not been created, and a troubling level of violence persists.

Descriptors :   government (foreign) , Measures of effectiveness , france , military forces (foreign) , WEST AFRICA , PEACEKEEPING , Violence , international relations

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE