Where's Cap Haitien? Validating the Principles of Peace Operations
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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This monograph examines United States Army peace operations doctrine as it was executed by 3d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Light in Operation Uphold Democracy. The 3d Brigade conducted peace operations in Northern Haiti beginning in January 1995. The brigade transferred its operations to the United Nations in late April 1995 prior to re-deployed to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. In hindsight the brigades operations in Haiti appear successful the brigade accomplished its mission. In January 1995, the peace operations doctrine available to the brigade was contained in Field Manual 100-5, Operations, and Field Manual 100-23, Peace Operations. This study examines the brigades application of this doctrine during Operation Uphold Democracy to determine the validity of peace operations principles described in FM 100-5 and FM 100-23. An examination of how the commander and staff of 3d brigade conducted operations in Northern Haiti from January through April 1995 provides a means of validating the principles of peace operations. As unit participation in peace operations continues, the examination of criteria used to plan and conduct these operations will assist in determining if current doctrine is suitable for the Army. This topic is important from a historical perspective as well, since this monograph adds to the body of knowledge regarding Haiti, Operation Uphold Democracy, and peace operations. Operations conducted by the United States Army during Operations Uphold Democracy in Haiti from January to April 1995 validated the principles of Peace Operations.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics