Accession Number : ADA264427
Title : The Proposal for a United Nations Permanent Armed Force: United States Options
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS
Personal Author(s) : McGreevy, Paul E
Report Date : Jan 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 29
Abstract : The recent proposal by the United Nations for a permanent armed force provides the United States with several policy options. The purpose of this paper is to provide the available options and the issues that bear upon choosing one of them. The scope of this paper is related to how such a permanent force would affect the U.S. regional unified commander. The end of the Cold War has created an opportunity for the creation of such a force. U.S. national security strategy indicates that the establishment of this force would provide a force multiplier for the regional military planner as well as international acceptability in pursuit of our national interests. However, both the potential loss of U.S. influence over the use of the force and an evident lack of effectiveness of the force in the field mitigate the attractiveness of this proposal. The recommended policy is to support those aspects which seek to improve existing U.N. peacekeeping operations and eliminate the concept of a permanent force as one which will best suit the U.S. regional commander.... United Nations, Permanent armed force.
Descriptors : *NATIONAL SECURITY , *SECURITY , NATIONS , UNITED STATES , POLICIES , STRATEGY , COLD WAR , OPERATION , INTERNATIONAL , UNITED NATIONS , ACCEPTABILITY , PAPER
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Military Forces and Organizations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE