Accession Number:

ADA272729

Title:

The Unified Command Plan and Subsaharan Africa

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis, 1 Aug 92-4 Jun 93,

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-06-04

Pagination or Media Count:

141.0

Abstract:

This study investigates the role of the Unified Command Plan in Subsaharan Africa. The United States intervention in Somalia increased public awareness of Subsaharan Africas problems and that regions potential for future deployments of military forces, especially to conduct operations other than war. A discussion of the situation, brief historical overviews of the Unified Command Plan and Subsaharan Africa, and two test cases comprise the thesis. One of the cases--the US action in Somalia-occurred while the thesis was in progress. The other case, an American intervention in Liberia, is factual up-to a point. A fictional scenario involving the US European Command completes the example. The study concludes that the Unified Command Plan needs revision in order for the US to handle effectively any threats to its interests in the region. Recommended alternatives include a transfer of the Subsaharan African region from the US european Command to the US Central Command. This transfer will allow the US to better cope with both Europe and Subsaharan Africa. Unified Command Plan, Joint Operations, Combined Operations, Military Strategy, Subsaharan Africa, US european Command, US Central Command.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE