Accession Number : AD1039172

Title :   Military Intervention to Stop Mass Atrocities

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Jun 2016,25 May 2017

Corporate Author : US Army School for Advanced Military Studies Fort Leavenworth United States

Personal Author(s) : Ladner,Pattrick

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Report Date : 04 May 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : This monograph examines the 1994 Rwandan Genocide in an effort to determine whether or not military intervention by the United States would have prevented this catastrophe. This monograph investigates the circumstances that resulted in the international community's failure to intervene in the 1994 Rwandan genocide and evaluates the strategic context for the lack of intervention in Rwanda through the military intervention criteria outlined in the 2001 ICISS Responsibility to Protect (R2P) report. This paper then reviews the strengths and weaknesses of varying military intervention options to determine whether these actions were feasible in Rwanda. The paper concludes that, although the United States had just cause to intervene to stop the Rwandan atrocities, it would not have been as effective as the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) was in ending the violence.

Descriptors :   national politics , international relations , governments , foreign relations , international law , Genocide , Intervention , Foreign government

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE