Accession Number : ADA255148

Title :   Does the Army Have a Peacekeeping Doctrine for the 1990s.

Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Clarence E.

Report Date : 24 JUN 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : This monograph examines current U.S. peacekeeping doctrine in light of recent world events. With a lessening of east-west tensions, international organizations such as the UN, have become more active in collective security issues. As these organizations address these issues, member states are being asked to provide additional resources to support new initiatives. This monograph first examines current U.S. Army doctrine and recent peacekeeping experiences. Next, Canadian and European (to include the pre-1992 Soviet Union) perspectives are presented. This survey produced some interesting ideas about the prospects of future peacekeeping operations. Traditional notions and concepts about peacekeeping are evolving. Organizations such as the U.N. are exploring the potential of peacekeeping in this new era of international cooperation. The feasibility of deploying peacekeeping forces before an actual outbreak of hostilities has been discussed. An expansion of the U.N. definition of peacekeeping to include combatting illicit drug trafficking, fighting organized crime or international terrorism is also a possibility. Preventive diplomacy and a new definition of peacekeeping have implications for both U.S. policy and U.S Army doctrine.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PLANNING, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, ARMY, COOPERATION, CRIMES, DOCTRINE, DRUGS, EGYPTIANS, EXPANSION, INTERNATIONAL, ISRAELIS, LEADERSHIP, LIGHT, MIDDLE EAST, MISSIONS, OPERATION, ORGANIZATIONS, POLICIES, POWER, RECREATION, RESOURCES, SECURITY, SURVEYS, TENSION, TERRORISM, USSR, UNITED STATES, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, UNITED NATIONS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE