Neither War Nor Not War: Army Command in Europe During the Time of Peace Operations: Tasks Confronting USAREUR Commanders, 1994-2000   [open pdf - 3MB]

With the removal of Saddam Hussein's regime, the U.S. Army has again demonstrated its prowess at warfighting. But while the two wars against Iraq have gained the most attention for the Army, its ability to undertake complex less-than-war missions is equally important for the promotion of U.S. national interests. To a large extent, the Army developed its skill at tasks like peace operations "on the fly" in the 1990s when it was committed to places like Somalia and, most importantly, the Balkans. As with any new endeavor, mistakes were made, but most were quickly corrected. By the turn of the 21st century, the Army had developed impressive skill at large, complex peace operations. Dr. Richard Swain's study, Neither War Nor Not War, is a seminal contribution to the analysis of the Army's role in the Balkans. His mission was to analyze the Bosnia peace operation from the perspective of U.S. military leaders. To do this, Dr. Swain collected an immense amount of primary source material, much of it unavailable to other analysts. The result is a work that will be of interest to both scholars and military leaders.

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