Accession Number : ADA309472

Title :   The First Step to Developing a United Nations' Rapid Reaction Capability.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Kilpatrick, Peter R.

PDF Url : ADA309472

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : In order for the United Nations to establish the foundation for a rapid reaction capability it must enhance its political decision making process and strategic planning ability. Essential to achieving these goals is a robust inter-agency process with a political-military organization; capable of developing strategic level advice and planning suitable for input into the Security Council's decision making process. Fundamental to achieving this political-military machinery is the establishment of an United Nations' Military Staff Branch. This paper makes recommendations on how to quickly establish an appropriate organization that would be acceptable to member states of the United Nations.

Descriptors :   *QUICK REACTION, *COMBAT READINESS, *UNITED NATIONS, *PEACEKEEPING, POLITICAL SCIENCE, DECISION MAKING, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, MILITARY PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE