Accession Number : ADA285320

Title :   Disaster and Intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa: Learning from Rwanda,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Metz, Steven

Report Date : 09 SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The author examines policy and strategy implications of violence-induced human disasters in Sub-Saharan Africa with special emphasis on Rwanda. He argues that our senior military leaders, policymakers and strategists must better understand the African security environment. He also warns that to avoid overtaxing the military, U.S. objectives in African disaster relief must be limited. This combination of limited policy goals and operational efficiency will allow the U.S. military to serve public demands at a minimal cost to its other efforts. Sub-Saharan Africa, Rwanda, Human disasters, Disaster relief operations, EUCOM, Third World, Tutsi, Hutu, UNAR, RPF, OAU, Humanitarian relief

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *FOREIGN POLICY, AFRICA, AFRICANS, COSTS, DISASTERS, EFFICIENCY, ENVIRONMENTS, HUMANS, POLICIES, STRATEGY, FOREIGN AID, CIVIL AFFAIRS, SUBSAHARAN AFRICA, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE, ETHNIC GROUPS, UNITED NATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Government and Political Science
      Unconventional Warfare
      Geography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE