Accession Number : ADA314726

Title :   Moral Versus Practical. The Future of US Armed Humanitarian Intervention.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : QUEEN'S UNIV KINGSTON (ONTARIO) CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Klimow, Matthew S.

PDF Url : ADA314726

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : This work is the product of research conducted by COL Matthew Klimow, US Army, while he was serving as a Visiting Defence Fellow at the Centre for International Relations, as a Senior Service College fellow (sponsored by the US Army War College). In it, lie addresses the humanitarian role of US forces. To what extent can and should the US armed forces fulfil humanitarian missions? What are the political and military pitfalls of such operations? And how does the US decide which humanitarian crises to intervene in? Theses questions are of critical significance to the development of US military doctrine and strategy in the post-Cold War era.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *DECISION MAKING, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *ETHICS, *MILITARY PLANNING, *INTERVENTION, FOREIGN POLICY, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY STRATEGY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, EMERGENCIES, CANADA, THESES, MISSIONS, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, INTERNATIONAL LAW, CIVIC ACTION.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE