Accession Number : ADA326671

Title :   The Peace Umbrella, A Vague Policy and Checkered Past.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Biszak, George A.

PDF Url : ADA326671

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : In the post-Cold War environment the United States is faced with a complex set of challenges, diplomatic, economic and military, for which there is no blueprint to follow. With the break-up of the former Soviet Union, the United Nations Security Council enjoyed a greater consensus among its members in confronting aggression and participation in humanitarian and peace operations. Deploying significant military forces under the peace umbrella at the beginning of this decade was highly unlikely. However, since 1990, 25 deployments have been conducted with the majority falling under the peace umbrella. This paper will analyze current national and military strategy in regards to the peace umbrella, specifically peace enforcement, military doctrine and the case of Somalia. In addition, this paper will look at doctrine and directives that currently guide deployment of forces and the potential for future peace operations.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *PEACETIME, *COLD WAR, USSR, UNITED STATES, NATIONAL SECURITY, ENVIRONMENTS, STRATEGY, MILITARY DOCTRINE, SOMALIA, UNITED NATIONS, DOCTRINE.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE