Accession Number:

ADA364510

Title:

Civil Military Cooperation: Core Business in (Future) Peace Support Operations

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

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Report Date:

1999-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

Futurists predict that conflicts between states are becoming less likely. Intrastate conflicts will characterize coming decades. The strategic relevance of Peace Support Operations PSO will increase -in Clausewitian terms participation in PSO becomes the new politics by other means. The expanding relevance is reinforced by the multinational nature of PSO. PSO require Civil Military Cooperation CIMIC to achieve mission objectives. As it turned out in several recently conducted PSO, CIMIC is essential for establishing a long-term peaceful society. However, many nations fear mission creep -military involvements in non-military tasks like nation-building. This essay examines the role of CIMIC in future PSO from a multinational prospective and answers the question -will CIMIC remain core business in future PSO and what problems will be posed for the national strategist

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE