Accession Number : ADA328750

Title :   A Rwandan Retrospective -- Developing an Intervention Option.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Feil, Scott R.

PDF Url : ADA328750

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : Major General Romeo Dallaire, (Canada), the Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda in 1994, made the comment that with 5,000 troops and the right mandate he could have saved thousands who died in the genocide that spring and summer. The Carnegie commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, and the US Army, sponsored a conference that brought together senior international military leaders with operational experience in multinational peacekeeping operations to assess the validity of Major General Dallaire's statement. This paper recounts the conference: (1) Major General Dallaire's proposed operational concept and force, (2) conference participants' discussion and validation of his basic premise, and (3) the conference participants' discussion of the type of force that could be used and the parameters constraining its generation and employment. The paper then outlines a force that could be employed, and assesses the outlook for generating such a force under regional, global, and lead country auspices.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *RWANDA, MILITARY PERSONNEL, LEADERSHIP, CANADA, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, MISSIONS, UNITED NATIONS, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE