Accession Number:

ADA284669

Title:

Decisions in Operations Other Than War: The United States Intervention in Somalia

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis 2 Aug 1993-3 Jun 1994

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-06-03

Pagination or Media Count:

158.0

Abstract:

This study investigates the policy decision of whether or not to disarm the various Somali clan factions during Operation Restore Hope December 1992 - May 1993. With reference to the Command and General Staff College supplement to the model of analyzing a crisis situation found in FM 100-20, the situation in Somalia in late 1992 is examined in terms U.S. interests in the region, as well as the nature of Somali society in terms of historical, economic, political and social aspects. Based upon an examination of those factors, the situation in Somalia is evaluated using the feasibility, suitability and acceptability criteria to determine if a policy decision of disarming the Somali clan factions would have been an appropriate U.S. response to the crisis. Somalia, Operation restore hope, Unified Task Force, UNITAF united Nations Operations in Somalia, UNOSOM

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE