Accession Number : ADA326484

Title :   Force Protection in Peace Operations.

Descriptive Note : Strategic research paper,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Traverzo, Louis A.

PDF Url : ADA326484

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : During the post-Cold War period, peace operations have driven the OPTEMPO for all services faster and farther then anyone could have projected. Politically sensitive, peace operations force commanders to think not only of the tactical and operational ramifications of the employment of their forces, but the psychological effect on the local populace and public opinion of the people back home. In light of that, commanders at all levels are becoming extremely sensitized to the force protection aspect of the mission. The result is force protection has assumed a wide encompassing identity of its own that is impacting on mission performance. This paper will look at the lessons learned from various peacekeeping operations and determine the commonality of the operations that have succeeded, and those that have not, and the reasons why. The study's intent is to determine whether there is a void in our doctrine and generate discussion for change as necessary.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS, *PEACEKEEPING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, LESSONS LEARNED, CASE STUDIES, MISSIONS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, PUBLIC OPINION, COMMONALITY, OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE