Accession Number : ADA308675

Title :   The U.S. Military/NGO Relationship in Humanitarian Interventions,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Seiple, Chris

PDF Url : ADA308675

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 238

Abstract : The end of the Cold War did not bring global peace. Since 1990 American military forces have been involved in a variety of military actions including a major effort in the Gulf. Our forces have also been involved in a variety of humanitarian operations which require close cooperation with United Nations agencies, international organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Members of the military and the NGO communities share a commitment to service, a willingness to work abroad among the dead and dying, and also an acceptance of significant risk in their daily lives. Still, their organizations are profoundly different. As they have begun working together, work in which neither is 'in charge'? they have sometimes regarded each other with suspicion. Our military has now acquired significant experience in the cooperation required in humanitarian interventions. In this volume Captain Chris Seiple, USMC, offers four case studies.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *ORGANIZATIONS, *MISSIONS, *INTERVENTION, *CIVIL AFFAIRS, *COMMUNITY RELATIONS, *OVERSEAS, *FOREIGN AID, MILITARY OPERATIONS, STARVATION, DISASTERS, RISK, CASE STUDIES, UNITED NATIONS, POLITICAL REVOLUTION, COOPERATION, LIMITED WARFARE, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE