Accession Number : ADA299382

Title :   A Survey of Selected Peace Operations Doctrines, and the Utility of Current U.S. Army Peace Operations Doctrine.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 2 Aug 94-2 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Greco, Thomas F.

PDF Url : ADA299382

Report Date : 02 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : This paper examines the development of selected peace operations doctrines. The concept of peacekeeping was first articulated by United Nations (UN) Secretary General Dag Hammarskkjold and manifests itself in the Nordic model of traditional peacekeeping. From the discussion of Nordic peacekeeping, this paper examines the writings of the current leadership of the United Nations. The UN leadership sought to redefine the use of the military to resolve disputes. In response to the UN's call for changes, the United States and the United Kingdom developed new peace operations doctrine. This paper examines how the newly written British and US doctrine address the range of military missions between peace and war. U.S. doctrine is heavily influenced by the requirement for force protection. This requirement causes U.S. doctrine to be over reliant on the use of force and maintenance of a retaliatory capability. The U.S. military should develop alternative means to resolve a crisis since the use of force could cause escalation.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *PEACETIME, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, WARFARE, UNITED STATES, LEADERSHIP, MISSIONS, PROTECTION, UNITED NATIONS, ARMY OPERATIONS, GREAT BRITAIN.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE