Accession Number : ADA309987

Title :   Military Operations Other Than War in the New World Order: An Analysis of Joint Doctrine for the Coming Era.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Ayers, James R.

PDF Url : ADA309987

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : The United States has experienced numerous eras of distinct international systems which governed its relationship with other nations. The end of the Cold War symbolized a transition point between such systems. Historically, the nature of a new order as well as the transitional point between orders is fraught with uncertainty. Nonetheless, instruments of national power such as the military must respond to the changing system to remain effective. The post-Cold War era has been characterized by an increased use of the military for operations short of war to include humanitarian operations, peacekeeping, sanction enforcement, etc. Although these missions are not new to the Armed Forces, military doctrine has only begun to address the unique challenges involved in executing operations short of war. Joint Publication 3-07, Joint Doctrine for Military Operations Other Than War (MOOTW), lists six fundamental principles for MOOTW. This research applies the concepts embodied in the principles of MOOTW with three MOOTW models; the Range of Military Operations Model developed by the U.S. Army, the Crises and Lesser Conflicts Model developed by Rand researchers Carl H. Builder and Theodore W. Karasik, and the MOOTW Characteristics Model developed by RAND researchers Jennifer M. Taw and John E. Peters.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *PEACEKEEPING, MILITARY HISTORY, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY STRATEGY, POLICIES, NATIONAL SECURITY, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, MILITARY ASSISTANCE, DECISION MAKING, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, THREATS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, TASK FORCES, MANEUVERS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY TACTICS, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT, RAIDS, MILITARY ART.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE