Accession Number : ADA294030

Title :   Peace Operations: Estimated Fiscal Year 1995 Costs To The United States.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA294030

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The United States participates in peace operations in three principal ways. One way is with direct military support. Since October 1994, U.S. military forces have been used in several locales, including Haiti, the region in and around former Yugoslavia, and Somalia. At the peak of the U.S. military intervention in Haiti in October 1994, the United States had about 39,000 military personnel deployed in and around Haiti. As of January 1995, that number had fallen to about 5,700. The U.S. military has also provided logistical support for peace operations. For example, about 700 military personnel have been involved in providing humanitarian supplies to Bosnia through relief fights and airdrops. A second way in which the United States participates in peace operations is through financial support. The largest amount of financial support is that provided to the United Nations to pay for the costs of U.N. peacekeeping missions. Most U.N. peacekeeping missions are financed through special assessments. The United Nations has assigned a peacekeeping assessment rate to each member country. The United States is currently assessed 31.2 percent of U.N. peacekeeping budgets, by far the largest share of any U.N. member country. Prior to the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the U.S. peacekeeping assessment rate was 30.4 percent. KAR) P. 10

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *PEACETIME, *COST ESTIMATES, *INTERVENTION, TEST AND EVALUATION, USSR, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, UNITED STATES, MILITARY ASSISTANCE, AIR DROP OPERATIONS, SOMALIA, UNITED NATIONS, FINANCE, YUGOSLAVIA, HAITI.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE