Accession Number : ADA308604

Title :   Reform of the Weinberger/Powell Doctrines: New Criteria for a New World Order.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Vaughn, Robert J.

PDF Url : ADA308604

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : In the past, leaders of the United States have used several different frameworks to decide if they should commit their armed forces to combat operations. Frameworks, like the Weinberger and Powell Doctrines are no longer appropriate. The United States needs a new framework to guide these deliberations. This paper demonstrates that traditional frameworks are no longer appropriate and that current guidance is scattered over a myriad of publications. This essay proposes reforms to the process of political debate and a single, simple framework that can guide the debate. The framework is applicable to all potential combat operations.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *MODIFICATION, SCENARIOS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, WARFARE, GLOBAL, UNITED STATES, NATIONAL SECURITY, CASE STUDIES, GUIDANCE, INTERVENTION, KENYA, POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE