Accession Number : ADA309534

Title :   Small Wars? Or Peace Enforcement According to Clausewitz.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Hughes, Paul D.

PDF Url : ADA309534

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Peace enforcement operations (PEO) are a strategic response to unique phenomena that require an understanding of its nature. This paper examines current US doctrine of peace enforcement operations through the lens of Clausewitz's theory of war. It argues a more thorough understanding of the nature of intrastate war is necessary because that type of war is the most likely conflict requiring PEO. Additionally, the paper points out the need for a more integrated decisionmaking process that brings all elements of national power to bear on the conflict. The paper relies on both traditional and contemporary sources in examining the theoretical basis of peace enforcement operations.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *FOREIGN POLICY, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *LIMITED WARFARE, *MILITARY ART, *PEACEKEEPING, MILITARY STRATEGY, DECISION MAKING, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), THEORY, INTEGRATION, RESPONSE, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE