Accession Number : ADA307468

Title :   The Impact of the Standing Rules of Engagement (SROE) on Peace Enforcement Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Grotzky, Craig L.

PDF Url : ADA307468

Report Date : 12 FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The credibility of U.S. Armed Forces in the future may well depend on how they perform during peace enforcement operations. This implies that rules of engagement (ROE) for peace enforcement operations must be carefully written to provide maximum protection to U.S. Forces and to prevent excessive use of force in order to maintain public and political support. On 22 December 1994, after Operation Restore Hope and during Operation Uphold Democracy, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) published the SROE. The SROE, which superseded the Joint Chiefs of Staff Peacetime ROE (PROE), became the current basis for drafting operation-specific ROE. This paper reviews the PROE process used in Operation Restore Hope and Operation Uphold Democracy; identifies the problems which occurred and how they were solved; demonstrates that the new SROE would neither have prevented nor solved these problems more easily; and concludes with recommendations for improving the SROE process for future peace enforcement operations.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY TACTICS, *PEACEKEEPING, POLITICAL SCIENCE, PEACETIME, DEMOCRACY.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE