Accession Number : ADA309167

Title :   Military Operations Other than War: The Evolution of American Strategy and Doctrine for Peace Operations.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Kostich, Ted O.

PDF Url : ADA309167

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : With the end of the Cold War, the United States is experiencing an expanded role in the conduct of peace operations. This study traces the evolution and development of American strategy, doctrine, and terminology for peace operations, and identifies challenges within this framework for responding to and supporting peace operations in the post Cold War era. The paper examines the legal norms relating to the use of force, beginning with the formal study of war, followed by the evolution of United States peace operations strategy and doctrine in two distinct periods, the Cold War and post-Cold War eras. It then describes challenges to American policy makers and strategists in this expanding area of military operations. Extensive endnotes and a Glossary are included for clarity and reference.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY HISTORY, PEACETIME, COLD WAR, POSTWAR OPERATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE