Accession Number : ADA326265

Title :   The Establishment of a United Nations Standing Multinational Maritime Force - A Dream?

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Kiratli, Ardan

PDF Url : ADA326265

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : During the last decade, there has been a remarkable increase in attention paid to multinational military forces. The idea of UN standing multinational maritime forces has emerged as a potentially important contributor to international peace, order and stability. The assignment of national contingents to such a force on a standing basis seems desirable, but so far there has been no international consensus on the establishment such as this force. This thesis proposes that a UN Standing Multinational Maritime Force can be an important contributor to international security. Establishing a UN Standing Multinational Maritime Force raises a central question: is it possible to establish a UN standing multinational maritime force? What are the problems and constraints of such force in the UN context? The point of this thesis is that there is a dilemma between realities and ideals, so that the establishment of a UN Standing Multinational Maritime Force seems to be a dream foreseeable only in the distant future. This thesis highlights the political constraints and problems that complicate the creation of a standing multinational maritime force in terms of UN naval missions and supporting tasks. Consequently, this thesis attempts to demonstrate that to establish a standing multinational maritime force within the UN organization is impossible unless these constraints and problems are solved.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *UNITED NATIONS, *PEACEKEEPING, PEACETIME, NAVY, SECURITY, THESES, MISSIONS, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE