Accession Number:

ADA415330

Title:

Restructuring Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) Efforts for the Twenty First Century

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

This paper underscores the critical need to incorporate conventional forces, as appropriate, into Department of Defense Humanitarian Mine Action HMA programs in order to meet the challenge of a dramatically changed world following the events of 11 September 2001. The current policy of only allowing Special Operations Forces SOF to execute HMA efforts is ineffective and obsolete. Humanitarian Mine Action is an ideal method of engagement and a critical tool available to the geographic Combatant Commander in support of the National Security Strategy NSS. This paper will examine the problem, propose alternatives and provide recommendations on how conventional forces may be utilized in HMA.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Unconventional Warfare
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE