Accession Number : ADA290935

Title :   International Quick Response Forces.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI CENTER FOR NAVAL WARFARE STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Murphy, George J., III

PDF Url : ADA290935

Report Date : 14 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 119

Abstract : This report examines the value of United Nations Quick Response Force and how it could complement current US policy as elucidated in Presidential Decision Directive 25. The author asserts that such a force could add efficiencies to UN peacekeeping operations by providing a rapid military capability to support diplomatic initiatives, and to apply credible force early in a crisis when it can be most effective. His proposed methodology for deciding when such a quick response force would be used assists the UN in responding to the US criteria, adding an extra measure of assessment before undertaking a mission. The author asserts a more effective international peacekeeping effort (such as would be afforded by the establishment of a quick response force) could be an important and useful instrument of US foreign policy. Therefore, he argues, it is in the United States' best interests to actively support a UN quick response force.

Descriptors :   *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *UNITED NATIONS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), FOREIGN POLICY, MILITARY OPERATIONS, QUICK REACTION, DECISION MAKING, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), MILITARY CAPABILITIES, PRESIDENT(UNITED STATES), MILITARY PLANNING, UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE, WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE