Combined Joint Task Force Provide Comfort : what are we trying to do? what is the way ahead? / by Robert D. Lewis.
Associated Name: Naval War College (U.S.)
Publication year: 1992.
Call Number DS70.8.K8 L38 1992
Media class: Book
Publisher: Ft. Belvoir, [MD] : Defense Technical Information Center
"13 February 1992."
Cataloging library has photocopy of original paper submitted to the Faculty of the Naval War College in partial satisfaction of the requirements of the Department of Operations located at: DS70.8.K8 L38 1992a.
Additional information: 29,  p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
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On the anniversary of the triumph of Desert Storm, American and Iraqi armed forces are still locked in a struggle [of] wills. In the middle are up to two million Kurds. These people will be dependent on the continuation of an American commitment for their very survival. At present, this Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) sits in eastern Turkey uncertain of its mission or its role in the American security policy. The regional states watch this force as one of their gauges of American commitment. America's friends equate this U.S. presence as commitment of America's engagement in regional stability. America's adversaries see the removal of the CJTF as an opening for possible ag[g]ression. It must be asked if this CJTF has larger meaning than humanitarian support for the Kurds? The United States has national interests in both the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia. These interests include national, regional, and specific policy goals. The CJTF can contribute to the accomplishment of these goals through the conduct of certain deterrence, crisis response and warfighting. There are four potential models for this CJTF. Each model must be able to support the American policy through the execution of the appropriate military missions. It must be able to execute these missions at acceptable levels of risk. At this moment, we should ask: What is the CJTF attempting to accomplish? And what is the organization's "way ahead"?
Introduction -- Background -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- Recommendations.
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