Accession Number : ADA309533

Title :   Peace Operations in Failed States: The Emerging Concept of Peace Implementation.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Gregory, Charles R.

PDF Url : ADA309533

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : With the increased potential for involvement in peace operations in failed states, it is critical that definitions are developed which adequately address those types of nations. This paper focuses on the two forms of peace operations most likely to require commitment of military forces, peacekeeping and peace enforcement, examines current definitions and determines if they adequately address peace operations as they apply to failed states. In addition, this paper, using selected internationally accepted principles for peace keeping, examines two historical studies of peacekeeping in failed states, the Congo and Somalia, to determine applicability and sufficiency of those principles for the current operation in BH. The paper determines that a new definition, peace implementation, is required to adequately describe peace operations in failed states. It also determines three required principles for successful peace implementation missions: consent both at the operational and tactical level, clear and feasible mandates, and use of necessary force to implement peace agreements.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *SOMALIA, *PEACEKEEPING, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY HISTORY, MILITARY STANDARDS, MISSIONS, AGREEMENTS, MILITARY TACTICS, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA, LIMITED WARFARE.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE