The Role of Fire Support in Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement Operations.
Author(s)Worrell, Harold H., Jr
Contributor(s)ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES
KeywordsGovernment and Political Science
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Fire Control and Bombing Systems
Military Aircraft Operations
MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES)
JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES
OOTW(OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR)
POST COLD WAR ERA
NEW WORLD ORDER
ROE(RULES OF ENGAGEMENT)
BOS(BATTLEFIELD OPERATIONS SYSTEM)
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AbstractThis monograph examines the role of fire support in peacekeeping and peace enforcement operations. Peacekeeping and peace enforcement are unique operations. Peacekeeping relies more on forces to accomplish its mission, whereas peace enforcement relies on the measured use of force. The United States military is capable of supporting either mission. Presently, Army doctrine does not address the use of fire support in peace operations. This monograph serves as an initial assault into the doctrinal void regarding the role of fire support in peacekeeping and peace enforcement. The first two sections review the definitions of peacekeeping and peace engagement, examine rules of engagement, and provide an overview of the doctrinal foundations for tire support in operations other than war. The third section discusses the fire support Battlefield Operating System, highlighting the implications for the use of force and fire support. The fourth and fifth sections analyze historical case studies for each operation from the fire support perspective.
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