Accession Number : ADA328150

Title :   Military Operations Other Than War: The Civil Military Operations Center in Operation Support Democracy.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Bolton, Clinton S., Jr

PDF Url : ADA328150

Report Date : 16 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The Civil Military Operations Center (CMOC) is the liaison between military forces and humanitarian organizations in military operations other than war. Although Operation Uphold Democracy was a successful operation there were some problems experienced with the CMOC and interagency planning. With the military involved in these operations more often, better planning has to be done. Pre-operation coordination between the military, humanitarian organizations, and other government agencies has to be accomplished. The research will be based on documents and interviews generated by the operation. Introduction The United States has been involved in Haiti's internal affairs on and off for a number of years. In 1915, the United States began an occupation of Haiti that lasted for nineteen years. The occupation began with good intentions but expanded into an operation that the U. S. military was ill-equipped to perform. The way the operation was conducted left a lot to be desired and the U. S. learned a great deal from it. This occupation and others have influenced how we do Military Operation Other Than War (MOOTW) today. The occupation will be discussed briefly as part of this research paper. Operation Uphold Democracy was determined to be a successful operation. This paper will explore whether the Civil Military Operations Center (CMOC) contributed to that success by looking at the principles of MOOTW. The operations conducted in Somalia, Rwanda, and Haiti have continued the development and evolution of the CMOC. The lessons learned, during these operations, will help in further refining the concept of the CMOC.

Descriptors :   *CIVIL AFFAIRS, *OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY HISTORY, LESSONS LEARNED, ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY PLANNING, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, COOPERATION, DEMOCRACY, HAITI.

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

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