Accession Number : ADA305985

Title :   The Limits of Type D Coercive Diplomacy in Somalia.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Harrison, John C.

PDF Url : ADA305985

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : This thesis argues that the U.S./U.N. intervention in Somalia in 1992-1994 represents an attempt to use coercive diplomacy to re-create the Somali state. It further argues that the pre-conditions for a successful use of coercive diplomacy existed initially during the U.S.-led United Task Force (UNITAF) phase, but they quickly disappeared during the expanded mission of United Nations Somalia II (UNOSOM II). This thesis proposes that UNITAF leadership were quite successful in accomplishing their limited objectives. Additionally, when UNOSOM II assumed the mission in Somalia, the expanded mandates and policies chosen by both the U.S. and the U.N. changed the conditions for success and led the UNOSOM II forces to war with members of the Somali militia.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *FOREIGN POLICY, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *SOMALIA, *UNITED NATIONS, *COERCIVE FORCE, *INTERVENTION, *PEACEKEEPING, MILITARY STRATEGY, LEADERSHIP, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), TASK FORCES, THESES, MISSIONS, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE