Exploiting Peace Operations to Reduce Risk in the Second Major Theater War
Strategy research rept
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Current National Security Strategy commits the US military to fighting two nearly simultaneous Major Theater Wars MTW and concurrent small scale contingencies. This strategy causes the second MTW to be one of high risk. This high risk can be mitigated by primarily engaging in peace operations specifically linked to an MTW region to delay, diffuse, or eliminate potential conflict. This will require a more circumspect approach on what peace operations the US commits to and will necessitate a strategy of placing greater US reliance on allies to burden share peace operations in regions where the US cannot commit assets that may be needed to fight two MTWs.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics