Accession Number : ADA286816


Title :   Somalia Operations: Lessons Learned


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Allard, Kenneth


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a286816.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1995


Pagination or Media Count : 124


Abstract : The American mission in Somalia presented U.S. forces with a variety of difficult operational challenges as they tried to bring peace to a country ravaged by natural and man-made disasters. After initial success in the summer of 1993 in restoring order and saving thousands of lives. American soldiers clashed with Somali forces and were withdrawn in the spring of 1994. In the months that followed, we have studied what the Somalia experience can teach us about peace missions and learned how we might improve our capabilities across the spectrum of joint operations. The book represents the first time a new tool- the Joint Universal Lessons Learned System-is being used to evaluate an operation in its totality.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *LESSONS LEARNED , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MISSIONS , SOMALIA , UNITED NATIONS , MILITARY PLANNING , LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE