Accession Number:

ADA415982

Title:

Move Over Moses, We Might Be Here To Stay

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:

27.0

Abstract:

Determine the feasibility of implementing an exit strategy for withdrawal of U.S. forces from participation in the Multinational Forces and Observers MFO, Sinai. This topic briefly addresses the events, both historically and politically, which have resulted in United States involvement in the MFO, Sinai, a commitment which has spanned the past 21 years. Not long after assuming his duties as the Secretary of Defense, Secretary Rumsfeld made a comment to an interviewer from the Cable News Network CNN that he would push forward with plans to withdraw 860 U.S. soldiers monitoring the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. Additionally, with regards to continued support of the Multinational Forces and Observers MFO, Sinai, Secretary Rumsfeld also stated I dont think that the United States has to have forces in every country of the world, and I dont think we have to have them in the same place for 20 years at a time. Though contradicted the next day by Secretary of State Powell, Secretary Rumsfelds statement poses an interesting dilemma regarding the continuing involvement of the U.S. as a part of the MFO, Sinai. The objective of this SRP is to examine the feasibility of proposing an exit strategy of U.S. forces from the MFO, Sinai. Then, the writer presents options highlighting a recommendation for either a full or partial withdrawal of U.S. forces from the MFO, Sinai. The advantages and disadvantages identified while determining the feasibility of each option provides insight for consideration prior to committing U.S. forces to future peacekeeping operations PKO.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE