Accession Number : ADA263963

Title :   Employment of U.S. Forces As Part of Mandated United Nations Peacekeeping and Peacemaking Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Rubel, John P.

Report Date : 10 MAR 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The United Nations, reborn as a peacekeeper In the post Cold War era, is becoming involved in more and more operations world wide, yet the current operations continue to be conducted on an ad hoc basis. The Secretary-General has proposed that member nations create special peace enforcement units permanently available to the Security Council. The United States has also become increasingly involved in peacekeeping and peacemaking operations in the post-Cold War era. We have so far, conducted these operations on a unilateral basis, under U.S. command, albeit with United Nations approval. Our efforts, and those of the United Nations, should be applauded. However, a more permanent, formalized structure needs to be created if peacekeeping and peacemaking are to continue to be the vehicle of choice in attempting to keep the peace.

Descriptors :   *COLD WAR, *PEACETIME, NATIONS, SECURITY, SELECTION, STRUCTURES, UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES, MILITARY BUDGETS, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE