Accession Number : ADA328118

Title :   Operation Sharp Guard: Lessons Learned for the Policymaker and Commander.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Reddy, Kathleen M.

PDF Url : ADA328118

Report Date : 13 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Operation Sharp Guard reveals several lessons. For the policymaker, it illustrates the importance of as many nations as possible agreeing to observe an embargo/sanctions. That is, when 'sending' countries are disciplined and observe embargo/sanctions requirements, a critical mass of force can build up on the 'target' country, much like Clausewitz prescription to mass force on the enemy. However, embargos and sanctions take time and are not the appropriate policy for those desiring a quick victory. For the Commander, Operation Sharp Guard proved that NATO and WEU can work well together, at lease on joint naval operations and under NATO command. However, until the EU matures and can present a common front on foreign policy issues with more regularity, the U.S. should not expect the WEU to take on an operational task and go it alone.

Descriptors :   *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, NATO, LESSONS LEARNED, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), BLOCKING, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE