1st Edition

Naval Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Operations Stability from the Sea

Edited By James J. Wirtz, Jeffrey A. Larsen Copyright 2009
    208 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    204 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This edited volume explores stability, security, transition and reconstruction operations (SSTR), highlighting the challenges and opportunities they create for the US Navy.

    The book argues that SSTR operations are challenging because they create new missions and basing modes, and signal a return to traditional naval methods of operation. Mission accomplishment requires collaboration with a wide range of actors representing governmental, non-governmental and commercial organizations, which often creates politically and bureaucratically charged issues for those involved. However, although from a traditional warfighting perspective, stability operations might be viewed as having little to do with preparing for high-intensity conventional combat, these kinds of operations in fact correspond to traditional missions related to diplomacy, engagement, maritime domain awareness, piracy and smuggling, and intervention to quell civil disturbances. SSTR operations can be therefore depicted as a return to traditional naval operations, albeit operations that might not be universally welcomed in all quarters.



    Preface James Wirtz and Jeffrey Larsen  Introduction  1. Introduction James Wirtz   Background  2. Stability Operations: The View from Afloat Daniel Moran  3. SSTR as History: The British Imperial Navy Experience, 1815-1930 John Ferris  4. International Law and Stability Operations Theo Farrell  Service Models  5. Beyond Protecting the Land and the Sea: The Role of the US Navy in Reconstruction Jessica Piombo & Michael Malley  6. Blue Water and Muddy Deck Shoes: U.S. Navy Support to U.S. Marine Corps SSTR Operations Terry Terriff  Cases: Implementing Stability Operations  7. An Examination of Maritime Peace Support Operations Adam Siegel  8. Passing the Trident: The Role of Naval International Programs in SSTR Operations Sam Tangredi  9. Stability and Security on the Inland Waterways: Naval Riverine Forces J.W. Stolze  10. Civil-Military Teams: The PRT Model in Afghanistan Nicholas Tomb  11. A Small Intervention: Lessons from Liberia 2003 Alan Kuperman  Conclusion  12. Conclusion Jeffrey Larsen  Appendix  Naval Involvement in Peace Support Operations and Multinational SSTR Operations, 1890-2001 Adam Siegel



    James J. Wirtz is a Professor of National Security Affairs at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.

    Jeffrey A. Larsen is a senior scientist with Science Applications International Corporation, president of Larsen Consulting Group in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and an Adjunct Professor of International Studies at the University of Denver.