Accession Number:

ADA038156

Title:

The Consequences and Limits of Military Intervention

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 1975-31 Mar 1977

Corporate Author:

LOYOLA UNIV OF CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

This document summarizes the papers presented at the conference on Consequences and Limits of Military Intervention. Individual conference papers will be issued. The threatened and actual use of force in international relations has traditionally operated under real and self-imposed limitations. With the advent of nuclear wepons, it becomes even more important to analyze the limitations which condition the scope and pattern of military intervention. This study applies an interdisciplinary social science frame of reference to the limits and potentials of military intervention by the United States. Crisis situations will arise where a military response is deemed proper, but decision makers will have to operate within a narrow scope and delimited time frame. The search for deterrence and, beyond that, for stabilization remains paramount along the entire continuum of military and politico-military operations. Recognition of the limits of military intervention can only make for more realistic and more effective policies and practices.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE