HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS & COALITIONS 

OTS Topic

Are Humanitarian Ops Necessary to Build Coalitions?


May 2011

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL


Contents

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Internet Resources


Great Britain.  Ministry of Defence.  Operations in Iraq: Lessons for the Future.  December 2003.  86 p.
Available online at: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/report/2003/iraq-ops_lessons_ukmod_dec03_opsiniraq.pdf
Chapter 7: Working in a Coalition.
Chapter 11: Post-Conflict Operations.

United States.  Dept of Defense.  'Operation Odyssey Dawn.'
Available online at: http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2011/0311_libya2/
Extensive information about the international military operation in Libya.


Books


After Saddam: Prewar Planning and the Occupation of Iraq, by Nora Bensahel and others.  Santa Monica, CA, RAND Arroyo Center, 2008.  273 p. (RAND Corporation Monograph Series)
Concludes "that the U.S. government was unprepared for the challenges of postwar Iraq for three reasons: a failure to challenge fundamental assumptions about postwar Iraq; ineffective interagency coordination; and the failure to assign responsibility and resources for providing security in the immediate aftermath of major combat operations." - Abstract.
Also available online at: http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2008/RAND_MG642.pdf
Book call no.: 956.70443 A2581

European Contributions to Operations Allied Air Force: Implications for Transatlantic Cooperation, byJohn E. Peters and others.  Santa Monica, CA, RAND, 2001.  113 p. (Project Air Force Series on Operation Allied Force)
Discusses the lessons learned from the NATO humanitarian intervention in Kosovo.
Also available online at: http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/2007/MR1391.pdf
Book call no.: 949.703 E89

Lambeth, Benjamin S.  Air Power Against Terror: America's Conduct of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Santa Monica, CA, RAND, 2005.  411 p.
"Outlines the efforts of the Bush administration to prepare for war, including pulling together an effective coalition, crafting a war strategy, moving forces and materiel to the region, forging alliances with indigenous anti-Taliban elements in Afghanistan, laying the groundwork for a target-approval process, and planning for humanitarian relief operations." - Abstract.
Also available online at: http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2006/RAND_MG166-1.pdf
Book call no.: 958.1047 L221a

Mockaitis, Thomas R.  Civil-Military Cooperation in Peace Operations: The Case of Kosovo.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College,  2004.  38 p.
The intervention in Kosovo "required 40,000 heavily armed combat troops from NATO and Partnership for Peace countries to provide security and coordinate relief efforts with the UN, the OSCE, and over 500 humanitarian organizations." - Abstract.
Also available online at: http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=583
Book call no.: 341.584094971 M688c

Pelletiere, Stephen C.  Managing Strains in the Coalition: What to Do about Saddam?  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 1996.  28 p.
"
Examines how the Kurdish crisis developed, why-most disturbingly-the key coalition members divided in response to U.S. actions, and what factors might guide future U.S. policy." - Foreword.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA320776
Book call no.: 327.730567 P388m 


Documents (Student Research)


Bien, Brent.  U.S. Civilian Mentorship Program: Help or Hindrance?  Newport, RI, Naval War College, October 2010.  21 p.
"Much effort has been expended by the United States and its Coalition partners to win the hearts and minds of the local population in an effort to marginalize the insurgency." - Abstract.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA535503
Doc. call no.: M-U 41662 B588u

Cavanaugh, John P.  Operation Provide Comfort: A Model for Future NATO Operations.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, May 1992.  62 p.
"Develops the chronology of Operation Provide Comfort and compares this chronology to the four future missions of NATO, conducting combat operations, peacemaking, peacekeeping and humanitarian operations." - Abstract.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA254123
Doc. call no.: M-U 42022-2 C377o

Clair, Carol D.  Humanitarian Assistance and the Elements of Operational Design.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, May 1993.  72 p.
"To determine whether joint warfighting doctrine applies to humanitarian assistance operations, recent Operations Provide Comfort and Restore Hope were analyzed using the elements of operational design." - Abstract.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA274444
Doc. call no.: M-U 42022-2 C585h

Helton, Emory R.  Humanitarian Assistance: A Good Way to Lead the World.  Newport, RI, Naval War College, February 1993.  41 p.
"This paper is about U.S. involvement in humanitarian assistance missions.  It uses Operation Provide Comfort as a model on how to conduct humanitarian operations and concludes that these type missions are a good way for the U.S. to influence regional stability." - Abstract.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA264188
Doc. call no.: M-U 41662 H484h

Jensen, Rune.  Bridge over Troubled Waters: How Armed Nation-Building Spans the Gap Between Victory and Stability.  Quantico, VA, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, May 2005.  35 p.
"Aims to identify how the military can shape the operational environment prior to and shortly after major combat operations end to limit chances for a power vacuum." - Abstract.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA499016
Doc. call no.: M-U 41886-71 J541b

Lawrence, Gavin A.  Post-Conflict Operations and the Combatant Commander: Lessons Learned from Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Newport, RI, Naval War College, February 2006.  25 p.
"Examines shortfalls in the formulation of the plan for post-conflict operations." - Abstract.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA463436
Doc. call no.: M-U 41662 L421p

Lewis, Robert D.  Combined Joint Task Force Provide Comfort: What Are We Trying to Do?  What Is the Way Ahead?  Newport, RI, Naval War College, February 1992.  35 p.
Examines models for providing humanitarian support for Kurds in Iraq while supporting "the American policy through the execution of the
appropriate military missions." - Abstract.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA249846
Doc. call no.: M-U 41662 L675c

Natynczyk, Walter J.  Coalitions of the Willing: Where Is the Will?  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, April 2002.  31 p.
"Considers the global, regional and national causes that compel nation states to contribute forces to coalitions; the characteristics of coalitions; the capacity of nations to provide intervention forces; and, finally the measures that the United Nations are undertaking to improve its rapid-reaction intervention capabilities." - Abstract.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA404353
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-537 N285c

Vaagland, Per Olav.  The PRT Concept: US Experiences and Their Relevance for Norway.  Quantico, VA, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, 2008.  38 p.
The Provisional Reconstruction Team "should also be considered as a test of Western nations’ ability to conduct nation building or stabilization operations after the end of conventional phases of armed conflicts within failed states." - Abstract.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA509872
Doc. call no.: M-U 41886-71 V111p 


Periodicals


Bensahel, Nora.  A Coalition of Coalitions: International Cooperation Against Terrorism.  Studies in Conflict and Terrorism  29:35-49  January-February 2006.
"Multiple coalitions against terror exist in different issue areas - including military, financial, law enforcement, intelligence, and reconstruction.  These coalitions are independent of each other, and yet inextricably linked, both enabling and constraining each other's actions." - Abstract.
Also available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tsh&AN=18969987&site=ehost-live

Dobbins, James.  Occupying Iraq: A Short History of the CPA (Coalition Provisional Authority)Survival  51:131-162  June-July 2009.
"The occupation of Iraq provides an object lesson of the costs and consequences of attempting nation building without adequate preparation." - Abstract.
Also available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tsh&AN=39982424&site=ehost-live

Fick, Barbara.  Integrating Partner Nations into Coalition Operations.  Joint Force Quarterly  No.41:20-25  April 2006.
"Current and emerging 21st-century threats will demand increased global cooperation not only for stability, security, transition, and reconstruction in a postconflict environment, but also for conflict prevention." - Article.
Also available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tsh&AN=21543796&site=ehost-live

Harrison, Tony.  Coalitions in Crisis: Without a Plan for Getting out, Nations Are Unlikely to Pitch in.  Armed Forces Journal  144:33-35+  December 2006.
"International coalitions are in crisis and nations have become highly reluctant to commit their forces.  The solution lies in coordinated political/military strategic planning, based on legality and backed up with political will and positive leadership." - Article.

Naumann, Klaus.  The Responsibility to Protect - Humanitarian Intervention and the Use of Military Force.  Canadian Military Journal  5: 21-30  Winter 2004-2005.
"Rwanda, Kosovo, Bosnia and Somalia - have had a profound effect on how the problem of intervention is viewed, analyzed and characterized." - Article.
Also available online at: http://www.journal.dnd.ca/vo5/no4/humanitarian-eng.asp

West, Nadia Y.  How We Might Build Better Coalitions: It's As Simple As 'A, A, A.Joint Force Quarterly  No. 43:43  October 2006.
Concludes with the thought "We might better build coalitions by adopting the same principles we apply in being good citizens: treating others with dignity and respect.  The Golden Rule remains relevant." - Article.
Also available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24326342&site=ehost-live 


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