Operation Provide Comfort--A Strategic Analysis
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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The sight of 700,000 refugees fleeing the wrath of Saddam Husseins army into the rugged mountains of northern Iraq brought world attention to the plight of the Kurds in the aftermath of the Gulf War in April 1991. In conjunction with world leaders, President Bush established a policy to assist those refugees and return them to their homes. President Bushs policy was fulfilled through a successful operational military strategy that evolved from that policy. An important key to the success of the strategy, was translation of policy into a clear and concise mission statement and mission objectives. These objectives then utilized coalition military, international relief organization, and private voluntary organization resources to successfully execute the mission tasks that flowed from the mission objectives.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics