The Employment of U.S. Marines in Lebanon 1982-1984
Master's thesis 1 Aug 1991-5 Jun 1992
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This study examines the employment of U.S. Marines in Lebanon from 1982 - 1984 to determine if their use supported stated national objectives, national policy, and political objectives. The movement away from traditional concepts of employment of military forces creates difficulties for policymakers and military decisionmakers. Military missions and objectives may lose clarity as the U.S. attempts to achieve its objectives in operations short of war. The area of interest is reviewed to include a general overview of the history of Lebanon. U.S. objectives in Lebanon and the region are examined along with factors leading to the decision to employ military forces in Lebanon. The Marine presence in Lebanon is addressed for the entire eighteen month period they were deployed. Particular emphasis is placed on assigned missions and general operations. U.S. objectives are compared to military missions and objectives in an,attempt to bring into focus the proper relationship between political objectives and military ends and means. U.S. Marines, Lebanon, Beirut, Peacekeeping, Operational Art, Operational End State, Low Intensity Conflict, National Strategy Operations Short of War, Peacetime Contingency Operations.
- Government and Political Science
- Humanities and History
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics