Accession Number:

ADA265854

Title:

Humanitarian Operations and the Middle East: The Hostility Factor

Descriptive Note:

Special rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-05-03

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

As Americas military leaders are becoming more deeply involved in the study of operations other than war and are drafting doctrine to cover, the author examines aspects of these operations humanitarian support operations, domestic support, and peacekeeping operations. The author explores current positions expressed by the Arab and Iranian press with regard to operations like PROVIDE COMFORT and RESTORE HOPE, and urges U.S. military and political leaders to become aware of these hostile perceptions. He suggests ways on which the United States may successfully address the growing hostility and concludes with a warning--even the best-intentioned humanitarian operations are potential Quagmires into which U.S. forces can easily be drawn.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE