Accession Number : ADA325119

Title :   'Just Do Something' Measuring and Achieving Operational Success in Peace Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Fleck, Christopher M.

PDF Url : ADA325119

Report Date : 07 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The conduct of peace operations is a highly complex mission for the operational commander. Determining the mission, translating political objectives, defining and measuring success delineating termination criteria and developing an exit strategy are made much more difficult then in combat military operations. This creates a whole new set of challenges for the operational commander. This paper will analyze Operation RESTORE HOPE, Operation RESTORE DEMOCRACY, and Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR from an operational perspective, specifically focusing on measuring success. As peace operations become a more common mission for the U.S. military as a unilateral effort as well as part of a multinational force, the operational commander will be well served by applying the tenets and principles of the operational art with a particular awareness of indicators of success as well as symptoms of failure.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *MILITARY STRATEGY, *PEACETIME, WARFARE, STRATEGY, FAILURE, SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, MISSIONS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, INDICATORS, EXITS, AWARENESS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE