Democracy by Force: US Military Intervention in the by Karin von Hippel

By Karin von Hippel

Because the finish of the chilly conflict the us has intervened militarily in a few civil conflicts worldwide, with various levels of luck. This e-book examines 4 US-sponsored interventions (Panama, Somalia, Haiti and Bosnia), concentrating on the important nation-building efforts that have army motion. The booklet seeks to supply a better knowing of the successes and screw ups folks coverage, to enhance ideas for reconstruction, and to supply a few perception into the stipulations lower than which intervention and nation-building are inclined to be triumphant.

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Issues addressed: why these case studies? 64 Although it is not possible to have an overall strategy for all crises, as plans need to be tailored to the particularities of each case considered, certain patterns have emerged due to the evolution of policy with applications of lessons learned from previous operations. This book examines the changes in nation-building since the end of the Cold War in an attempt to clarify these patterns. Only with a greater understanding of the failures and successes can we hope to eliminate problems in future operations, improve general strategies for reconstruction, and possibly predict where intervention and nation-building are likely to succeed before beginning the undertaking.

After Panama, military intervention would be followed by a peace support operation, and in this, the person directing civil– military operations would be a civilian, normally called the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) or Special Envoy. Even though political reconstruction plans existed, little time had been spent on their upkeep since most of the focus was on the military side of the invasion. In addition, the US military was not prepared for the political vacuum that was created after the troops landed, and thus they hastily reworked their drafts to execute Blind Logic.

Though the rhetoric appears similar, the mission of the MSG differed from that of the CMOTF. ’29 In other words, the MSG was tasked to continue the operation initiated by the CMOTF. During both phases, meetings were held on a frequent basis – between Panamanian government ministers, US military planners and US Embassy personnel, including the US Ambassador – to evaluate progress. 30 26 27 28 29 30 From the MSG document, ‘US Military Support Group Panama: Envision the Future . . Then Make It Happen’, Headquarters Southern Command (April 1990), cited in Shultz, In the Aftermath of War, p.

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