Force Requirements in Stability Operations
Military requirements for the post-Cold War environment are the central question of a large, somewhat disorganized, debate. The concept of conducting frequent and extended "peace operations" has produced a significant effort to understand both their political context and their military requirements. One category of peace operations, interventions to restore and maintain order and stability, continues its prominence as current news and as a recurring theme in nightmare visions of the future. This article investigates the numbers required for stability operations, both for entire countries and individual cities, and explores the implications of those numbers for deployment, rotation, readiness, and personnel retention.
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- Document Number: RP-479
- Year: 1996
- Series: Reprints
Originally published in: Parameters: U.S. Army War College Quarterly, v. XXV, no. 4, Winter 1995/96, pp. 59-69.
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