U.S. Haiti Policy: An Evolving Comprehensive, Multilateral Approach
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The United States has been a caring, responsible international partner to Haiti through its collaboration in United Nations interventions for over 16 years. The international communitys initiatives in the Organization of American States OAS have endorsed the promotion of good governance in Haiti and economic aid for this failing state. The Clinton Administration initiated our nations change in policy for managing complex contingency operations by balancing the use of the military in multilateral peace operations with other alternatives. Two administrations since Clinton, those of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, have continued to employ our national instruments of power in Haiti with a more comprehensive role for our federal agencies and international partners. The Department of State refocused policy in 2010 while maintaining an enduring military soft-power application through Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief HADR in USSOUTHCOM. This SRP examines the employment of our national instruments of power to rebuild Haiti throughout this 16-year period. Based on this analysis, the author recommends that the Obama administration continue to evolve this emerging policy and strategy.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics