Accession Number : ADA264168


Title :   Did the USCG Use the Lessons Learned from the 1980 Mariel Boatlift from Cuba in Dealing with the Haitian Migration Crisis of 1991-2?


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI


Personal Author(s) : Parker, Robert C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264168.pdf


Report Date : 18 Jun 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 50


Abstract : During the Mariel Cuban Boatlift in 1980, we essentially had a government sponsored evacuation of Cuban refugees, assuming them all to be fleeing an oppressive Communist regime. Eleven years later, our government vacillated in policy guidance, making a challenging humanitarian crisis intervention mission much more difficult to execute. Operation ABLE MANNER continues to deal with this problem today. Clarity and consistency of policy guidance must be defined in order to deal effectively with future crises involving political and/or economic refugees. Clear and consistent policy in these situations will likely be absent. The USCG must develop written doctrine based on national security interests, and concept plans based on lessons learned and future intelligence, which will guide us in our planning and crisis response.... Mass migration, Alien Migration Interdiction Operations (AMIO), U. S. Coast Guard.


Descriptors :   *LESSONS LEARNED , *MILITARY DOCTRINE , *INTERDICTION , *SECURITY , *MIGRATION , *COAST GUARD , *REFUGEES , *HAITI , MILITARY INTELLIGENCE , FOREIGN POLICY , POLICIES , NATIONAL SECURITY , CRISIS MANAGEMENT , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , MASS , CONSISTENCY , RESPONSE , PLANNING , MISSIONS , CUBA , HISTORY , OPERATION , NAVAL OPERATIONS , INTERVENTION , DEFENSE PLANNING , EVACUATION , SEARCH AND RESCUE , SEA RESCUE EQUIPMENT


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE