Accession Number:

ADA277016

Title:

Intelligence Support to U.N. Peacekeeping Operations

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The United Nations ability to resolve conflict will determine, to a large extent, the stability of emerging world order. Effective intelligence support greatly enhances peacekeeping and peacemaking, the operational aspects of conflict resolution. Providing effective and timely intelligence support to the United Nations conflict resolution mission is in the U.S. national interest. The United States is dependent on international trade for both raw materials and markets for our products. Regional tension or conflict can disrupt world trade impacting our economy and potentially threatening our national security. The United States clearly benefits from the peaceful resolution of disputes successful conflict resolution efforts serve our national interests. The United States is the most powerful country, but it has neither the desire nor resources to impose and enforce a Pax American. A less costly and risky alternative is supporting the United Nations which is assuming an increasing role in conflict resolution since the end of the cold war. With the best intelligence capability in the world its logical for the U.S. to provide intelligence as our U.N. contribution however, several issues require analysis and policy decisions What can intelligence support do for peacekeeping efforts Is intelligence support the most effective type How should we share our intelligence How do we protect intelligence sources Should the U.S. share sensitive intelligence These questions serve as the framework for this paper.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Defense Systems
  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE