Accession Number : ADA560849


Title :   UNIFIL Peacekeeping and Lebanese National Security


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP


Personal Author(s) : Arab, Fawaz


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a560849.pdf


Report Date : 22 Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 46


Abstract : This Strategy Research Project (SRP) addresses the mandate, operations, and regional strategic effect of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), with a particular focus on the national security of Lebanon. The SRP examines UNIFIL's initial deployment and focuses on its expanded peacekeeping mandate, mission, and operations that took place following the armed conflict between the military wing of Hezbollah and Israeli forces in July-August 2006, and the action of the United Nations Security Council through Resolution 1701. The SRP addresses the collaboration between UNIFIL and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) in safeguarding the peace along the Lebanese-Israeli border and providing domestic stability in South Lebanon. The SRP also analyzes UNIFIL's presence with respect to the national security interests of various regional state actors. The SRP concludes that the strengthening of the LAF's capabilities will provide the necessary political parameters for the eventual withdrawal of UNIFIL from Lebanon.


Descriptors :   *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *LEBANON , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *NATIONAL SECURITY , *PEACEKEEPING , *POSTWAR OPERATIONS , *UNITED NATIONS , CONFLICT , COOPERATION , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , HISTORY , ISRAEL , ISRAELIS , PALESTINIANS , STABILITY


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE