Accession Number : ADA327059

Title :   A Comparative Study of Civil-Military Operations Perspectives as They Apply to Peace Support Operations.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Haynes, John T.

PDF Url : ADA327059

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 218

Abstract : The post-Cold War world has been marked by the United Nations approval and participation in the intervention into the affairs of sovereign states, often labeling them Peace Support Operations. American interventions have been studied in terms of chain of command, firepower and rules of engagement problems, but Civil-Military Operations have not been analyzed in a comparative fashion. Given that future interventions are likely to occur, it is the responsibility of policy analysts and leaders to consider both the costs and benefits of democratic enlargement and the applicability of current doctrine. To do this, tools are needed. This study provides three such tools. First, case studies on the US interventions in Somalia and Haiti provide a view of some of the questions and problems involved with intervening in the affairs of states for humanitarian or democratic enlargement reasons. Second, the study pits contending theories against each other to see if one better explains the outcomes.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR, POLICIES, COST ANALYSIS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, COMPARISON, THESES, TRANSITIONS, SOMALIA, UNITED NATIONS, BENEFITS, INTERVENTION, COOPERATION, HAITI.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE