Accession Number : ADA309379

Title :   America's Army and The Future of Military Peacekeeping Operations. Options for the Army Reserve.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research paper,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Westcott, Malcolm B.

PDF Url : ADA309379

Report Date : 30 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : Since the end of the cold war, the US military has become increasingly involved in a number of peacekeeping operations including Lebanon, 1982-1984; Panama, 1989; Bangladesh, 1991; Kuwait, 1991; Somalia, 1992-1994; and the current Bosnia Operation. Whether the US military possesses the capabilities to operate effectively in peace operations, while maintaining the capability to successfully respond to two nearly simultaneous major regional conflicts (MRC), is of vital concern to military strategic planners. This paper will explore the impacts of peacekeeping operations on US Army readiness and force structure. It will suggest options for using Army Reserve Forces and for increasing force flexibility and response capability.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *OPERATIONAL READINESS, *ARMY PLANNING, *PEACEKEEPING, LEBANON, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY OPERATIONS, KUWAIT, MILITARY STRATEGY, ARMY PERSONNEL, RESPONSE, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, SOMALIA, MILITARY PLANNING, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA, PANAMA, BANGLADESH, LIMITED WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE