Accession Number:

ADA364109

Title:

Future Peace Operations - The Way Ahead

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-05-10

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

As the United Nations and its members look at the uneven record of post-Cold War peacekeeping operations and at the challenges of peacekeeping in the future, their problems are compounded by the dramatic reductions in the armed forces of most of the usual troop-contributing countries. In addition, training for the wide variety of tasks now involved in peace operations conflicts with the training necessary for national military forces to maintain their warfighting capabilities, their primary mission. These factors have led to a reevaluation of the role of military forces in future peace operations. This paper examines the evolution and dimensions of peacekeeping operations, describes the nature of existing conflicts and provides guidance for the use of military force in future peace operations. It recommends that military force be robust enough to dominate the situation and deter interference that military force used to protect other means of conflict resolution be capable of carrying out enforcement actions as well that military force should be used establish the conditions for peace rather than maintaining a cease-fire, that for unity of effort in peace operations, all available means in peace operations should be coordinated by the United Nations for legitimacy and unity of effort and that the political and diplomatic elements should be strengthened.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE