peacekeeping

Landpower and Crises: Army Roles and Missions in Smaller-Scale Contingencies During the 1990s

Author: Dr Conrad C Crane The author analyzes the role of landpower in the 170 smaller-scale contingencies conducted by the United States during the last decade. He divides such contingencies into engagement, enhanced deterrence, hostility, and stabilization phases, and discusses the military’s role in each one. The author especially emphasizes the recurring problems in the …

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The American Army in the Balkans: Strategic Alternatives and Implications

Author: Dr Steven Metz U.S. strategy in the Balkans and the Army’s role there is examined. The author recommends continued U.S. involvement, consideration of a long-term American military presence in the region, and some significant changes in role of the U.S. Army. The goals that led the United States into the Balkans have not yet …

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Ethnic Conflict: Implications for the Army of the Future

Author: Dr Gary L Guertner, Maj Gen William A Stofft Ethnic conflict is an ascendant phenomenon replacing ideology as a social force most likely to promote violence and regional instability. The ferocity of ethnic violence and its potential for escalation increase the political pressures for U.S. leadership and collective engagement. The U.S. Army has a …

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Afghanistan and Beyond: Reflections on the Future of Warfare

Author: Dr Stephen J Blank This report provides an historical analysis of lessons from one of the most important wars of the 1980s, the war in Afghanistan. After reading this study, you will better understand the nature of operations “other than war” in multiethnic states. Many fear that these wars will set the paradigm for …

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Peacekeeping, Peacemaking and Peace-Enforcement: The U.S. Role in the New International Order

Author: Dr Donald M Snow The author examines the bases of American military participation in the array of Third World activities falling under the general rubric of peacekeeping and peace-enforcement. The relevance of this inquiry was underscored by President Clinton in his Inaugural Address, when he added situations where “the will and conscience of the …

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