How to Address the Concept of Collective Security Using the Southern African Development Community Standby Brigade
[Technical Report, Master's Thesis]
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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Southern African Development Community Standby Brigade SADCBRIG is one of five brigades that constitute the African Standby Force ASF. The SADCBRIG was formed in 2007 a decade down the line, it has only been in action on two occasions. The question this situation begs is how to make the SADCBRIG more responsive to handling contemporary security challenges that the sub-region may face. In doing so, this study used two case studies from Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group ECOMOG intervention in that sub-region. Using a qualitative methodology, this study analyzed ECOMOG interventions in Liberia in 1990 and Sierra Leone in 1999 to restore peace and security. A number of positive achievements were registered from the two interventions, as well as challenges. This research focused on what lessons did ECOMOG learn during these two deployments and what can the SADCBRIG embrace in order to improve its ability to address future contemporary security challenges in the sub-region.
- Government and Political Science
- Sociology and Law
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics