The forced repatriation of Soviet citizens: a study in military obedience
Dismukes, Donna E.
Laba, Roman A.
Patenaude, Bertrand M.
MetadataShow full item record
On 11 February 1945, at the conclusion of the Yalta Conference, the United States signed a Repatriation Agreement with the USSR. The interpretation of this Agreement resulted in the forcible repatriation of all Soviets regardless of their wishes. Repatriation operations became scenes of carnage as Soviets fiercely resisted the return to ersecution, torture, and in many cases, execution. Military objections to the policy failed to result in its cancellation. This thesis examines the military struggle to find a balance between obedience and moral obligation under extremely difficult conditions. The forced repatriation operations, which took place from 1945-1947, stand as a precursor to the new world of peacekeeping and peace enforcement. These new military missions will undoubtedly bring military personnel face to face with operations of a similarly troubling nature. This study of past events may prove useful for the development of policy for future operations
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Ali, Muhammad (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2012-12);Since independence, relations between Pakistan and India have been fraught with contentious issues. Most of these conflicts were related to the demarcation of borders and the non-resolution of the Kashmir dispute. The ...
United Nations led disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo Allen, Tristan M. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2011-12);The United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, MONUC, was deployed following the signing of the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement in July of 1999. A core pillar of the mission, disarmament, ...
Dusenbury, Ashley S. (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2013-09);Post-conflict societies emerging from protracted violence often struggle in the critical transition from short-term oriented emergency relief assistancefunctioning as an immediate stabilizing mechanism during decades of ...