Accession Number : ADA264558


Title :   U.S. Military Involvement in the Balkans: In What Interest...At What Cost


Descriptive Note : Study project,


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Lindner, Philip R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264558.pdf


Report Date : 15 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : This paper examines the plausibility of U.S. military involvement in the Balkans. After a brief overview of the political situation in the region, it examines three national interests which proponents of intervention have advanced: the threat to regional stability, a moral imperative to stop crimes against humanity, and the need to exercise U.S. leadership. It analyzes potential military involvement in terms of ends, ways, and means, and identifies potential scenarios for conflict expansion. The paper concludes that there is at present no compelling national interest in committing U.S. forces to the Balkans.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *MILITARY ASSISTANCE , *FEASIBILITY STUDIES , *YUGOSLAVIA , *INTERVENTION , SCENARIOS , THREATS , HUMANITIES , CRIMES , EXPANSION , CONFLICT , REGIONS , LEADERSHIP , STABILITY


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE