Landpower and Crises: Army Roles and Missions in Smaller-Scale Contingencies During the 1990s
Authored by Dr. Conrad C. Crane.
Other Studies by Keyword
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 planning, execution, and force structure for stabilization tasks, including nation-building. He concludes that, despite the desire of American leaders to limit military involvement in such missions, it is unavoidable because of the capability mismatch between military and civilian organizations, combined with the requirements of peace operations and the character of American soldiers. Recommendations include acceptance of some degree of nation-building as the Army's mission and adapting its force structure, training, and planning accordingly.
You may also be interested in the following titles:
Also by the Author/Editor:
Precedents, Variables, and Options in Planning a U.S. Military Disengagement Strategy from Iraq
Reconstructing Iraq: Insights, Challenges, and Missions for Military Forces in a Post-Conflict Scenario
Reconstructing Iraq: Challenges and Missions for Military Forces in a Post-Conflict Scenario
Avoiding Vietnam: The U.S. Army's Response to Defeat in Southeast Asia
Facing the Hydra: Maintaining Strategic Balance while Pursuing a Global War against Terrorism
Transforming Defense an Era of Peace and Prosperity
Alternative National Military Strategies for the United States
View other pubs in the following category:
Download it Now!
- Download Format: PDF
- PDF File Size: 0.37MB
- Study is: Available via Download Only
- View Cart
- All hardcopies are free of charge, shipping inclusive.
- For out of stock or digital only publications, refer to the new GPO on-demand site. For a small fee, recieve many prior publications. Click here to visit.
- All materials on our website are available as a free download.