Accession Number:

ADA394683

Title:

Peace Operations: A Comparison of Somalia and Haiti

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Because of lack of planning, the top UNOSOM II military commanders had no understanding of the transition the number, capability, or concept of employment of their forces or the rules of engagement ROE. Their staff consisted only of that assembled hastily for them by UNITAF from its component units which would stay for UNOSOM II and they received only weak support from the inexperienced, undermanned, and overworked UN Secretariat staff. At this time the Secretary Generals military advisor had a staff of only two officers. Two years later, by the time planning began for UNMIH, this office had expanded to over one hundred experienced officers. Given this background, it is not surprising that UNOSOM II encountered the difficulties it did.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE