Accession Number : ADA309529

Title :   At a Crossroad: UN Peacekeeping Policy.

Descriptive Note : Strategy rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Kerns, Melvin W.

PDF Url : ADA309529

Report Date : 15 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The nature of peacekeeping missions has changed. Interstate conflicts no longer prevail as the principal threat to world security. Intrastate conflicts now dominate the global scene. The UN Secretary-General, Boutros Boutros-Gahli, proposed several initiatives to strengthen the UN's ability to react to a crisis requiring a peace operation response. Those initiatives are compared against US peace operation policy. The issues that emerge from this examination reflect the current peace operation dilemma facing the UN. This paper argues that the approach proposed by the Secretary-General is unsound, as it carries the UN into an area beyond its core competence. The paper proposes a different strategic approach for the UN, with more focus and effort on preventive measures by the organization and its components.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *UNITED NATIONS, *PEACEKEEPING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY STRATEGY, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP, THREATS, RESPONSE, MISSIONS, PREVENTION, WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), LIMITED WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE