Accession Number : ADA320776

Title :   Managing Strains in the Coalition: What to do About Saddam?

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Pelletiere, Stephen C.

PDF Url : ADA320776

Report Date : 15 NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : The author examines the recent extraordinary events in Iraqi Kurdistan and in particular the behavior of America's allies. He offers a theory of why this crisis developed, why the key coalition members are divided in response to U.S. actions, what factors might guide future U.S. policy, and what it presages for the future stability of the area. The author concludes that U.S. policy needs reanchoring if interests in this vital Persian Gulf region are to be maintained.

Descriptors :   *PERSIAN GULF, *POLITICAL ALLIANCES, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), FOREIGN POLICY, MILITARY OPERATIONS, IRAQ, LEADERSHIP, MIDDLE EAST, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), THEORY, ETHNIC GROUPS, BEHAVIOR, IRAN, SAUDI ARABIA, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, UNITED KINGDOM.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Geography
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE