Military intervention : cases in context for the twenty-first century /

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Author / Creator:Lahneman, William J., 1952-
Imprint:Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2004.
Description:1 online resource (xviii, 225 pages) : illustrations, maps
Subject:Humanitarian intervention -- Case studies.
Peacekeeping forces -- Case studies.
Droit d'ingérence humanitaire -- Cas, Études de.
Forces de maintien de la paix -- Cas, Études de.
LAW -- International.
Humanitarian intervention.
Peacekeeping forces.
Humanitäre Intervention
Case studies.
Electronic books.
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Varying Form of Title:Cases in context for the twenty-first century
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-209), and index.
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Summary:Internal conflict continues to be the most common form of organized violence, most often occurring in a so-called 'arc of instability' comprised of Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia. The misery and death caused by these conflicts, with helpless civilians often victims, has resulted in states and coalitions of states intervening militarily to stop the bloodshed, giving rise to many difficult issues. When should states perform military intervention? How should it be conducted? Is intervention a tactic that can be executed exclusive of other considerations or must it be part of a wider strategy? What makes it a success? And when can occupying troops return home? This volume strives to answer these questions by comparing and contrasting both the theory and practice of military intervention. It thoroughly reviews the literature and derives a set of guidelines for initiating, conducting, and terminating this complex undertaking. It then evaluates the validity of these guidelines by analyzing the recent cases of Somalia, Bosnia, Rwanda, Haiti, Cambodia, East Timor, and Sierra Leone. The volume concludes with lessons on the why, when, and how of conducting a military intervention and offers recommendations for Afghanistan and Iraq.
Other form:0-7425-2950-9