Accession Number:

ADA370669

Title:

Joint Economic Sanctions Enforcement Planning

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-05-06

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Economic sanction enforcement operations represent a viable U. S. foreign policy option now and in the near future. However, these operations suffer from three operational level deficiencies. First, they have a decidedly single Service focus, usually naval. Second, they fail to account for an opponents reactions and unintended consequences. Third, Measures Of Effectiveness MOEs often fail to capture the actual level of success of the operation. This paper addresses these deficiencies by correlating socioeconomic and other sanction-specific issues to the Commanders Estimate of the Situation CES planning methodology. The CES process exposes the weaknesses in potentially ineffective single Service courses of action, and highlights the possibility of unintended consequences and militarily significant enemy courses of action. This analysis also highlights the need to involve the J-2 organization as early as possible in the process. Finally, because the effects of sanctions are cumulative, direct and indirect MOEs should change as the operation evolves.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE