Demands of OOTW on Ground Forces: Implications for Recruiting and Training
NATIONAL WAR COLL WASHINGTON DC
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In the years since the demise of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, increased participation in Operations Other Than War OOTW has been one of the defining characteristics of U S military life. U S troops have been deployed to Haiti, Cuba, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Somalia, Iraq, Guam, Bangladesh, Bosma and Zaire in this relatively brief period -- always on missions well short of the fight and win that is their traditional primary function For the purposes of this paper, OOTW will include missions other than conventional battlefield operations, focusing on disaster relief, humanitarian assistance, peacekeeping, and peace enforcement Such operations have placed unprecedented demands on both enlisted soldiers and officers in recent years.
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