Accession Number : ADA311681

Title :   The UN and NATO in Bosnia: Center of Gravity Analysis Can Bring Clarity and Focus to Multinational Peace Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Guest, Frank B.

PDF Url : ADA311681

Report Date : 14 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : This paper uses the current conflict in Bosnia to illustrate the importance of using the Center of Gravity concept in Multi-national peace operations. It argues the concept can be used to explain the inability of the UN & NATO leaders to agree on a course of action to resolve the conflict. The paper includes a brief history, discussion of UN policy arms, identification of strategic and operational centers of gravity for the UN and Bosnian Serbs and finally shows how, in terms of a Center of Gravity Cycle, the two were off track but then came together.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *NATO, *CENTER OF GRAVITY, *MILITARY STRATEGY, *UNITED NATIONS, *BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA, *POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS, *PEACEKEEPING, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), FOREIGN POLICY, MILITARY HISTORY, LESSONS LEARNED, DECISION MAKING, LEADERSHIP, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, CONFLICT, EVOLUTION(DEVELOPMENT), APPROACH, LIMITED WARFARE.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE