Accession Number : ADA314285

Title :   Can the United States Be Involved in Simultaneous 'Contemporary Peacekeeping' Operations and Maintain the Flexibility to Respond to Two, Nearly-Simultaneous Major Regional Conflicts (MRCs).

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Buchs, Todd A.

PDF Url : ADA314285

Report Date : 23 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : This monograph examines the impact of the United States likely future involvement in contemporary peacekeeping operations on its ability to successfully implement its national security and national military strategy. There are several potential shortfalls associated with this peacetime component of United States strategy when also considering the United States requirement to fight and win two, nearly-simultaneous MRCs. Possible shortfalls include force structure and force preparedness limitations and delays and logistics shortcomings in the areas of infrastructure, vital logistics components and strategic mobility assets. Although the potential problem areas are not new, how they influence the United States ability to execute its national military strategy has grown in magnitude as a result of a changed security environment. This change has required that contemporary peacekeeping forces be built from assets of major powers such as the United States--assets that will be needed in the initial stages of both MRCs. Therefore, as contemporary peacekeeping operations operationally fulfill the United States national military strategy, they may, in other ways, hinder the United States ability to respond to two, nearly-simultaneous MRCs.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *RESPONSE, *MILITARY CAPABILITIES, *LIMITED WARFARE, *PEACEKEEPING, MOBILITY, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY STRATEGY, NATIONAL SECURITY, LIMITATIONS, LOGISTICS, MILITARY PLANNING, SHORTAGES, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE