Accession Number : ADA312085

Title :   War Versus MOOTW: A Matter of Consent.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Trivelli, Paul A.

PDF Url : ADA312085

Report Date : 14 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Real world events appear to have validated the relevance of the recent resurgence in interest in doctrine related to military operations other than war (MOOTW). Unfortunately, current MOOTW doctrine is often misunderstood and the framework and typology recently outlined in joint publications is of limited value to the operational commander. A new operational framework, which distinguishes between combat operations, military contingency operations and MOOTW on the basis of levels of threat and consent is offered. The authors of revised MOOTW doctrine should also consider the adoption of three new principles -- preservation of consent, local knowledge and versatility.There are significant differences between war and MOOTw. But at their cores, the two are functionally inseparable -- the embodiment of the use of military power to obtain a political object of vital interest at a cost and risk commensurate with the stakes involved.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *PEACEKEEPING, WARFARE, POLITICAL SCIENCE, EMERGENCIES, RISK, THREATS, COSTS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE