Accession Number : ADA264546
Title : The Board for Low Intensity Conflict: Is it Functioning?
Descriptive Note : Individual study project
Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Personal Author(s) : Leszczynski, Jr, William J
Report Date : 15 Apr 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 39
Abstract : The end of the former Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War make the chance of a superpower confrontation remote. However, as the world takes on a multi-polar dimension, the prognosis is that Low Intensity Conflict (LIC) will continue unabated with concomitant implications for U.S. national security. In order to be successful in LIC, the U.S. must be organized at the national level to properly utilize the diverse elements of national power. In 1986, Public Law 99-661 directed that the President establish a Board for Low Intensity Conflict within the National Security Council to coordinate the policies of the United States for LIC. To date, the LIC board has not functioned as intended by Congress. Until this deficiency is corrected, the U. S. will not have the forward looking, fully coordinated and integrated inter-agency effort envisioned by the lawmakers and required to support our national security policy.
Descriptors : *POLICIES , *PANEL(COMMITTEE) , *LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT , USSR , CONGRESS , SECURITY , COORDINATES , COLD WAR , LOW INTENSITY , CONFRONTATION , FORWARD LOOKING , POWER , CONFLICT , DEFICIENCIES , INTENSITY , NATIONAL SECURITY , UNITED STATES
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE