Accession Number : ADA136344

Title :   Factors Affecting the Role and Employment of Peacekeeping Forces in Africa South of the Sahara.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Davis,M ; Kanet,R E ; Yu,G T ; Seitz,S T ; Cohen,S P

PDF Url : ADA136344

Report Date : Dec 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 208

Abstract : In this study, a set of events is considered one peacekeeping case if a target country is intervened upon by outside military forces from one or more countries whose interventions at least partly overlap in time and all fall within only one of the six categories. Events that would simultaneously fall into two categories--e.g., anti-governmental forces from South Africa and Zaire and pro-governmental forces from Cuba both entering Angola in 1975--are counted as two cases. Excluded from consideration as cases are non-official military actions by mercenaries, offenses mounted by exiles, any and all events that precede formal independence, arms shipments, the assignment of military advisers and training personnel, and such deliberately destabilizing acts as hit and run raids and attempts at forcible border alterations. Application of these criteria to the African historical record from 1960 to July 1982 yields a collection of 50 peacekeeping cases that have occurred in one or another sub-Saharan state. Appendix A provides brief narratives for each of the cases, delineating their background, the interventions themselves, and their conclusions.

Descriptors :   *Intervention, *Subsaharan Africa, United Nations, International relations, Military forces(Foreign), Africa, National security, Stability

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE