Accession Number : ADA265854
Title : Humanitarian Operations and the Middle East: The Hostility Factor
Descriptive Note : Special rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Personal Author(s) : Pelletiere, Stephen C
Report Date : 03 May 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 23
Abstract : As America's military leaders are becoming more deeply involved in the study of operations other than war and are drafting doctrine to cover, the author examines aspects of these operations (humanitarian support operations, domestic support, and peacekeeping operations). The author explores current positions expressed by the Arab and Iranian press with regard to operations like PROVIDE COMFORT and RESTORE HOPE, and urges U.S. military and political leaders to become aware of these hostile perceptions. He suggests ways on which the United States may successfully address the growing hostility and concludes with a warning--even the best-intentioned humanitarian operations are potential Quagmires into which U.S. forces can easily be drawn.
Descriptors : *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY OPERATIONS , MILITARY DOCTRINE
Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE