Accession Number : ADA290012

Title :   Expeditionary Warfare and Conflict Deterrence.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug-Nov 94,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI ADVANCED RESEARCH PROGRAM

Personal Author(s) : Federoff, Jack A. ; Melhuish, Christopher A.

PDF Url : ADA290012

Report Date : 10 NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 105

Abstract : Deterrence of strategic warfare has long been a major U.S. national security objective. With the end of the Cold War, the international security environment has evolved sufficiently to cause rethinking of how the United States will apply its deterrent capability. The relationship between conflict deterrence and expeditionary warfare-marrying them into a single conceptual package-is explored. A review of deterrence theory and the historical underpinnings of expeditionary warfare is provided, to argue the hypothesis that expeditionary warfare, as defined within this project, is relevant as an effective deterrent. There are three principal conclusions: first, that effective deterrence should be underwritten by a credible commitment that will most likely incur political cost; second, that deterrence rules to prevent interstate conflict may not be directly relevant to prevent intrastate conflict; and third, forward military presence does not necessarily deter.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PLANNING, *WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), *NATIONAL DEFENSE, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), WARFARE, MILITARY STRATEGY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, NATIONAL SECURITY, ENVIRONMENTS, DECISION MAKING, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, COST ANALYSIS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, SECURITY, DECISION THEORY, GEOPOLITICS, COLD WAR, CONFLICT, HYPOTHESES, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, CATALYTIC CONFLICT(WARFARE), GAME THEORY, DETERRENCE, LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE