Accession Number : ADA258348


Title :   The United States' Role in Peacekeeping Operations in the New World Order.


Descriptive Note : Research rept.,


Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL


Personal Author(s) : Fennell, G K


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 20


Abstract : On 2 August 1990, President Bush articulated the vision of the future United States strategy in a speech at Aspen, Colorado. The tenants of this strategy were formalized in the August 1991 publication National Security Strategy of the United States: nuclear deterrence, forward pressure, crisis response, and reconstitution. Shortly after this speech, the new world order was tested in the Middle East by the Iraci invasion of Kuwait, DESERT SHIELD/STORM demonstrated that forward presence and crisis response will continue to present formidable challenges to the U.S. with increased threats of regional conflict disrupting global stability. The U.S. has a long history of supporting peacekeeping operations with airlift, military forces (individuals and units), and financial resources. The U.S. should continue to fully support the United Nations and its increasing peacekeeping role to maintain regional stability. The U.S. is in an unique position to fully capitalize on its role as leader of the free world and increased participation in U.N. sponsored peacekeeping operations is one way to meet both the strategic goals of the U.S. and satisfy global needs for stability. Global leadership on the part of the U.S. demands full participation in the international arena.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY , *HISTORY , MILITARY OPERATIONS , UNITED STATES , MIDDLE EAST


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE