Accession Number : ADA327975

Title :   Planning and Execution of Conflict Termination,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Allotey, Sam ; Chesonis, Mike ; Gregory, Rod ; Jerrell, Hans ; Proctor, Denise

PDF Url : ADA327975

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 148

Abstract : The expression 'War Termination' has been received with an admixture of reactions ranging from idealism and acceptance, to skepticism and cynicism, to outright opposition. This is largely due to a lack of clear definition of terms. Conflict termination is a process that addresses and attempts to correct the fundamental root causes of dispute to lessen the likelihood of again resorting to armed conflict once a settlement is reached. This research paper analyzes both historic and current conflict termination planning and execution processes, draws conclusions and proposes an annex for DOD Joint Publication 5-03.1, Joint Operation Planning and Execution System, Volume 1: Planning Policies and Procedures. The purpose of the annex is to make conflict termination an integral part of the campaign planning process. The annex underscores pertinent issues and planning strategies to ensure victory on the battlefield while creating a conducive post-hostilities environment to achieve political objectives. Chapter 1 limits the scope of the study to interagency relationships and the development of DOD planning guidance for conflict termination. It also provides a review of the related literature used in this study. Chapter 2 establishes a common framework regarding conflict termination theories. Chapter 3 uses case studies to highlight the learning process and lessons learned in terminating previous conflicts. Chapter 4 provides insight into practical application of current and recommended termination concepts. Chapter 5 concludes with a summary of our research findings and suggestions for improved interagency coordination and incorporation of conflict termination in the deliberate and crisis planning processes

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *WARFARE, *CRISIS MANAGEMENT, *CONFLICT, WEAPONS, GLOBAL, MILITARY STRATEGY, POLICIES, LESSONS LEARNED, THEORY, CASE STUDIES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, MILITARY PLANNING, LEARNING, PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE