Accession Number : ADA309427

Title :   Force XXI and Peace Operations.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Shambach, Stephen A.

PDF Url : ADA309427

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to answer the question: How well does Force XXI, the Army's guiding doctrine for the Army for the 21st Century, prepare us to accomplish the missions we are most likely to face? Force XXI is best suited for future conflict at the high end of the spectrum (War) which is the most dangerous threat, but has serious shortcomings when applied to peace operations, the most likely threat we face. This paper first discusses a vision of future armed conflict. Then, peace operations requirements are defined and described. Force XXI characteristics and principles are reviewed. Force XXI principles when compared with peace operations requirements identify shortfalls and weaknesses. Solutions are recommended to address the identified weaknesses of Force XXI for peace operations.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *ARMY PLANNING, *PEACEKEEPING, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), LIMITATIONS, MISSIONS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, THREAT EVALUATION, UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE, LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE