Accession Number : ADA308491
Title : Peace Enforcement: Square Peg in a Round Hole.
Descriptive Note : Research rept.,
Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Personal Author(s) : Taylor, William W., III
PDF Url : ADA308491
Report Date : 29 MAR 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 34
Abstract : International peace and security are 'ends' to our National Security Strategy. Peace enforcement operations are the 'Ways' of achieving these ends. The 'means', unlike other peace operations, is predominantly, although not exclusively, the military. Our military operations other than war doctrine erroneously includes peace enforcement. It is clearly a warfighting task. This study analyzes peace enforcement in relation to our doctrinal intent, the propensity to confuse peace enforcement with peacekeeping, and the principles of war and peace operations. The paper also highlights contradictions in our National and Military Strategies and provides a U.S. cultural perspective on control of these operations. The range of military operations, definitions of war, and some thoughts on new models round out the argument. The study's intent is to generate the debate necessary for doctrinal change.
Descriptors : *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *PEACEKEEPING, MILITARY STRATEGY, NATIONAL SECURITY, PEACETIME, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, CULTURE.
Subject Categories : Defense Systems
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE