Accession Number:

ADA440678

Title:

Attaining Regional Stability in the 21st Century - Security through United Nations Military Force

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL WAR COLL WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1993-04-02

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The world was easy to understand in the 1980s. They were over there and we were over here. Money was spent by both sides, all too easily, on weapons of both minimal and mass destruction. In retrospect, no one doubts that it was a more peaceable world, although certainly not more peaceful. More explicitly, the nations of the world, particularly those under communist influence, were more inclined to avoid internal conflict, albeit we still had an east-west confrontation that was anything but free of dissension. Today, without the shelter of Soviet authority, the lid has blown off all the pressure cookers. Bosnia is merely the beginning of civil unrest small national conflicts on a large global scale seem to be the foreseeable future. But what of the unforeseeable future Boldly, what does the 21st century hold in store for intra-national conflict, for attaining and maintaining regional stability, and for collective-security This paper proposes a United Nations design for attaining regional stability and then offers a United Nations military force, strongly supported by U.S. resolve, to compel that stability. Such a proposal is neither simplistic nor naive regional stability can be achieved even in the most gruesome of territorial conflicts. Idealistic indeed, but why bother at all if world peace isnt the ultimate goal The paper is divided into the following sections Attaining Regional Stability, United Nations Forces, Future Collective Security, Standing By Forces, Permanent Standing Force

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE