Accession Number : ADA309386

Title :   Peacekeeping: A Cold War Solution, a Post-Cold War Dilemma.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Tozzi, Claudio

PDF Url : ADA309386

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : During the Cold War, the UN was unable to operate, according to the precept of its Charter, as an effective instrument of global collective security. A positive result of this situation was the birth of successful peacekeeping operations. The end of the Cold War and the rise of local crises have pushed the UN to move beyond peacekeeping and into peace enforcement. The UN is urged to organize more and more complex operations, making use of the whole range of military operations. This study explores the present validity of the concept of peacekeeping, through its evolution and through the analysis of the doctrinal contribution of some leading military nations. The paper examines the new nature of peacekeeping in the light of the UN Charter's assumptions, of the basic defining criteria, and of the attitude of the member states to help the UN to maintain international peace and security.

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), *UNITED NATIONS, *PEACEKEEPING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, COLD WAR, WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), MILITARY GOVERNMENT, LIMITED WARFARE.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE