Thesis Title

Armored Fist of the Nation Or World's Policeman?: Operations Other Than War and the Role of the Army

Author

Daniel Taylor

Date of Graduation

Spring 2001

Degree

Master of Science in Defense and Strategic Studies

Department

Defense and Strategic Studies

Committee Chair

William Van Cleave

Subject Categories

Defense and Security Studies

Abstract

Since the end of the Cold War, the United States Army has found itself increasingly involved in operations other than war. The Clinton Administration emphasized the importance of military forces for missions other than combat. Significant numbers of soldiers spent time deployed on peacekeeping or peace enforcement operations. Ongoing missions in Bosnia and Kosovo have been the largest of these operations. This thesis examines the role that was assigned to the Army in peacekeeping and assesses the impact of these missions on the ability of the Army to defend U.S. interests through combat. It examines the toll taken on the army's ability to wage war by non-warfare missions

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© Daniel Taylor

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