Accession Number : ADA561867


Title :   Korea's Post-Conflict Peace Operations: A Comparative Assessment of Korean Combat Battalions in East Timor and Lebanon


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Shin, Seongkyoon


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a561867.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 139


Abstract : This thesis investigates the appropriate role of Korean peacekeepers in post-conflict societies and the function of the troop-contributing government of Korea in leading successful peace operations. It examines scholarly discussions regarding peacekeeping success-including conditions and criteria for successful peacekeeping-and applies the factors regarding mandates to Korean peace operations in East Timor and Lebanon. The two country case studies view the results of Korean peace operations from a long-term perspective, applying relevant evaluation factors closely related to the nature of peacekeeping force activities, and avoiding evaluations based on reports from local media and Korean pro-governmental news networks. For successful peace operations, troop-contributing governments should clearly and narrowly order the scope of force activities regardless of the specific field of activity. Despite claims that use of force is needed in more violent contemporary situations, rigorous adherence to the rule of engagement by military contingents will likely create positive outcomes if the force employs friendship-building efforts along with security operations. However, for more fruitful efforts in peacekeeping operations, the military troops and their government should be more deliberate regarding capacity-building activities to most benefit sustainable development and local ownership.


Descriptors :   *PEACEKEEPING , BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , COMMUNITY RELATIONS , HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , KOREA , MILITARY OPERATIONS , THESES


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE