Accession Number:

ADA263591

Title:

The United Nations: Towards Being an Effective World Policeman

Descriptive Note:

Study project rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-03-08

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The United Nations has been reinvigorated by the end of the Cold War and its recent success in the Persian Gulf. Unfortunately its mechanisms remain essentially as they were in 1945. The United Nations simply does not have the procedural, financial, logistical, and military capabilities required to deal in a timely and effective manner with the many tasks that it faces in todays turbulent world. Change appears to be on the horizon. Indeed, Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali has provided a blueprint for change in his recently published An Agenda for Peace. The pace of change, however, is far too slow and the Secretary-Generals recommendations do not go far enough. The author focuses on military operations conducted under the Charter of the United Nations and recommends changes in a number of key areas which, if introduced, would dramatically alter the United Nations ability to react and to become more effective in its role as the worlds policeman.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE