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