Accession Number : ADA327766

Title :   Two Perspectives on Interventions and Humanitarian Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Oakley, Robert B. ; Tucker, David

PDF Url : ADA327766

Report Date : 01 JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : In 'Somalia: A Case Study', Ambassador Robert Oakley details the history of problems in this area since Said Barre seized power in 1969. He analyzes the assistance provided by UNITAF and the United Nations and how this impacted upon the country and its people. The author discusses issues and problems beyond the UNITAF mandate and how the lessons learned here will provide information useful for the United States in similar situations. David Tucker, in 'Engaging in Humanitarian Operations: Parameters for the Arguments', discusses the importance of such operations but stresses the importance of selective engagement. He concludes by offering criteria to be followed in determining the appropriateness of engaging in humanitarian operations.

Descriptors :   *PEACEKEEPING, *OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR, LESSONS LEARNED, SOMALIA, UNITED NATIONS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE