Accession Number:

ADA272854

Title:

Conventional Forces in the Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Arena in Central and Army Helicopter Task Force Organization.

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:

158.0

Abstract:

This thesis reviews the historical background of humanitarian and peacekeeping HP operations conducted by conventional helicopter forces in order to determine an appropriate base model for future helicopter support. Then, it analyzes current socio-political trends in Central and Eastern Europe CEE and relevant issues which shape US policy. The thesis incorporates the worldwide drawdown of forces into the analysis. The investigation draws several conclusions. First, the conduct of HP operations is increasing. Second, America has vital interests in a stable CEE. Third, the dramatic drawdown of the US military and reduction in US forward presence means that future operations in Europe will be combined - with forces from other nations. Fourth, force planning and organization can be improved. The recommended changes involve determining helicopter equivalents to readily assemble combined helicopter forces to meet HP mission requirements augmentation of the corps Aviation Brigade staff upon notification of HP mission tasking standardization of equipment and improving training for HP missions. These changes can enhance the helicopter task force effectiveness in conducting HP operations, thus ensuring the viability and success of these missions in a future era of reduced conventional helicopter resources and constrained military budgets. Peacekeeping, Humanitarian assistance, Central and Eastern Europe helicopter operations, Operations other than war, NATO, Somalia, Operation provide comfort, Yugoslavia, CIS.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE