Accession Number:

ADA346316

Title:

UN Reform - Can it be the Answer to Intelligence Support to UN Peacekeeping Operations?

Descriptive Note:

Strategic research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-04-22

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

The increasing demand for the United Nations UN intervention in peacekeeping operation has caused the UN to reconsider the lifelong objection it has had against collecting intelligence information against any nation state. The United States U.S. historically provided the UN with critical national level intelligence. The last two United States administrations took a proactive stance trying to initiate reforms in a number of UN functions. Intelligence is one of the areas prime for change. The current leadership of the UN instituted reform measures in July 1997. These reforms will take the UN out of a Cold War mindset and into an era of active response to potential hot spots in the world. To transform UN intelligence operations, the U.S. will need to step up to the plate and assist the UN in this endeavor. The U.S. has the experience and a current structure that will meet the needs of the UN. Resources, personnel and funding are matters that will need our national leaders resolve to assure the reform is successful.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE