Accession Number : ADA326547

Title :   Sovereignty Considerations for the Military Strategist: Lessons from Desert Strike.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Carey, David P.

PDF Url : ADA326547

Report Date : 15 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : A fundamental precept of international law is the notion of territorial sovereignty. International states are permitted to impinge on the territory of another state, that is, intervene, only in carefully circumscribed instances. To ignore this well established principle is to dangerously sanction future interventions and to invite less respect for law and good international order. Desert Strike, a U.S. intervention into Iraq, illustrates the dangers of flaunting international law. Although superficially appealing, this action carries the potential for unwelcome long range foreign policy consequences, of which military strategists must be keenly aware.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *INTERNATIONAL LAW, FOREIGN POLICY, MILITARY HISTORY, IRAQ, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), NATIONAL DEFENSE, BALANCE OF POWER, DEMOCRACY, EAST WEST RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE