Accession Number : ADA307409

Title :   Operation Joint Endeavor: Operational Guidance from Principles of Operations Other Than War.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Brasel, Richard L.

PDF Url : ADA307409

Report Date : 12 FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The Dayton Peace Agreement, which was signed 14 December 1995, formally ended the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina. U.N. Security Council Resolution 1031 authorized NATO to deploy the Bosnia Peace Implementation Force (IFOR) to enforce the military provision of the Peace Agreement. This paper will analyze Operation Joint Endeavor from an operational point of view, specifically focusing on the six Principles of Operations Other Than War: Objective, Unity of Effort, Legitimacy, Restraint, Perseverance, and Security. The operational commander has a very complex, difficult mission. The Principles of Operations Other Than War provide guidance for operational planning and employment. He should also consider the Principles of War in operational planning. The operational commander must carry out Resolution 1031 precisely and firmly reject any expansion of the mandate that will compromise his objective and security. With 14 non-NATO nations in his command, he has many command and control challenges. He must assure unity of command within IFOR and unity of effort with all non-governmental and private organizations in theater. Bosnia-Herzegovina will remain a dangerous and volatile theater of operations for the entire operation. He must guard against complacency and continually re-evaluate the operational situation and ability to accomplish the objective.

Descriptors :   *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *AGREEMENTS, *BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA, NATO, WARFARE, PEACETIME, PLANNING, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, VOLATILITY, GUIDANCE, SERBIA, PEACEKEEPING.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE