Accession Number : ADA317453

Title :   Soldiers for Peace: Critical Operational Issues.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Pirnie, Bruce R. ; Simons, William E.

PDF Url : ADA317453

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 160

Abstract : As a power with global interests, the United States has a strong concern for successful peace operations. Seldom if ever will its interests be well served by failures, especially widely publicized and expensive failures that tend to discredit the United Nations. This report develops issues associated with peace operations conducted under authority of the United Nations, either through the United Nations system or by other agents. At the outset, it offers commentary on questions raised by The Clinton Administration's Policy on Reforming Multilateral Peace Operations' (hereafter Administration's Policy): Should the United States vote affirmatively? Should the United States participate with its own personnel? Every member state with a seat on the Security Council must answer the first question, and many member states will also have to consider whether they should contribute troops. But U.S. decisions carry the greatest weight and are often critical, especially its decision to participate. When the United States decides to participate in a peace operation, its immense power and prestige radically increase the chances for success.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *FOREIGN POLICY, *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *DECISION MAKING, *UNITED NATIONS, *PEACEKEEPING, ENVIRONMENTS, RISK, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, CONFIGURATIONS, AGREEMENTS, INTERVENTION, WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), LIMITED WARFARE.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE