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The human in command : peace support operations

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Author: Essens, P.J.M.D.
Publisher: Mets & Schilt
Place: Amsterdam
Institution: TNO Technische Menskunde
Identifier: 13306
ISBN: 90-5330-325-1
Keywords: Command and control Defence · peace-keeping missions · command & control · military


Peace support operations have unique characteristics. These operations require attributes of comrnanders and their teams additional to those qualities required to conduct successful combat operations. Materiel, doctrine, and training must be tailored to accomphsh their functions, but it is the quality of the human in command that leads to successful missions in ambiguous situations. What are these qualities and what are the ingredients for effective operations? This book combines personal experiences of commanders, empirical data on peace support issues and theoretical models. It provides the reader with insight into current issues, such as: leadership, mission characteristics, mission preparation and training, operational conditions and processes, multinational cooperation, and the eflectiveness of individual commanders, units, and missions.