Accession Number : ADA328213

Title :   Allies, War Termination, and War Aims.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Belinski, Joseph E.

PDF Url : ADA328213

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Modern-day war termination between two states is rarely easy. It becomes exceedingly complex if the war has been fought with coalitions or allies. Each state enters the war with certain political (war) aims, which are never the same in either desire or intensity. These aims are the coalition partner's reasons for going to war and they may change during the conflict. Each state sees the war termination process differently, because of these war aims. This termination process is further complicated by how each partner has been affected by the war. Lastly, each state has its own vision of how the landscape should appear at the war's conclusion. During the post-conflict, political process, the various competing war aims must be resolved. Today's coalition leader realizes that winning the military campaign is a requirement to achieving the states' war aims. But following the conflict, he will probably be delegated the responsibility for the initial phases of the post-conflict process. Therefore, to be truly successful, he must well understand and be able to integrate competing war aims, the termination process, and the post-conflict, political process.

Descriptors :   *POLITICAL SCIENCE, *VISION, MILITARY OPERATIONS, WARFARE, MILITARY SEPARATION.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE