Accession Number:

ADA456615

Title:

United Nations Operations: Who Should be in Charge?

Descriptive Note:

Research thesis

Corporate Author:

JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S SCHOOL CHARLOTTESVILE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

111.0

Abstract:

This thesis examines the legal and practical reasons for United Nations political control and strategic direction of United Nations-authorized military operations. It also surveys five United Nations-authorized military operations i.e, North and South Korea during the Korean War, Southern Rhodesia, Iraq and Kuwait during the Persian Gulf War, Somalia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina with a view to determining if United Nations political control and strategic direction furthered or hindered the accomplishment of the missions. The thesis determines that there are overwhelming legal and practical reasons for requiring United Nations political control and strategic direction. The author concludes with recommended changes to the current United Nations structure to enhance the United Nations ability to exercise political control and strategic direction.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE