Accession Number:

ADA415356

Title:

Fighting Another Banana War: Campaign Planning in the Horn of Africa

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-02-03

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The early twentieth-century foreign policy goal of preventing foreign intervention in Latin America and the current goal of preventing terrorist organizations intervention and operations in the Horn of Africa HOA are very similar. The countries in the HOA represent a wide variation of governmental capabilities and sincerity regarding the apprehension and prosecution of global terrorist operating within their borders. These variations provide unique parallels to several countries in Latin America in the early 1900s which lacked national stability and therefore invited foreign intervention. By conducting an analysis of three early l9OOs military interventions in Nicaragua, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic, this paper will determine how effective the use of military force is to conduct stability operations, and also point out the pitfalls of its use. Additionally, it will provide the key blocks for the Joint Task Force JTF HOA to build on in order to conduct a successful military campaign in the HOA.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE