Accession Number:

ADA181823

Title:

United States Army Unilateral and Coalition Operations in the 1965 Dominican Republic Intervention

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 1965-Sep 1966

Corporate Author:

ARMY CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

132.0

Abstract:

This study is an examination of 1965 intervention into the Dominican Republic by US forces, primarily from the 82d Airborne Division. Although this study covers the actual armed intervention and subsequent fighting between Dominican rebels and American soldiers, it also delves into the political and strategic reasons behind President Johnsons ordering the military action. As part of this political overview, the report addresses the role of the Organization of American States, the Inter-American Peace Force, and of several Latin nations who participated in the 18 month long intervention. As a part of his presentation, the author highlights the importance of many non-military roles and functions performed by key players to speed the Dominican Civil War to a negotiated close and bring the nation back on the road toward democratic government.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE