Accession Number:

ADA279490

Title:

Mission Possible: Making United Nations Peace Operations More Effective

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-06-17

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Opportunities to achieve operational art in United Nations peace operations are discussed in detail, ranging from currently evolving U.S. policy directives to possible improvements in U.N. peace operations structure, staffing, intelligence capabilities, communication and command and control. Some progress has been made on these issues but much more must be done. Wisely, the U.S. is moving toward committing its own troops and support only when important operational and political criteria have been met. This paper argues that, the U. S., after setting its own policies, should engage other nations in a discussion of the goals - and limits - of peace operations. At the same time, the U.S. could begin to lead an effort that it is uniquely qualified to do help the U.N. upgrade its peace operations apparatus to a far higher level of proficiency and professionalism.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Geography
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE