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dc.contributor.advisorYost, David S.
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Thomas F.
dc.dateDecember, 2000
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T19:28:00Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T19:28:00Z
dc.date.issued2000-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/9230
dc.identifier.urihttp://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA387390
dc.description.abstractOn 24 March 1999, NATO initiated military action against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in response to the crisis in Kosovo. Operation Allied Force was conducted without the explicit authorization of the United Nations Security Council, but was justified by NATO allies as a means to bring peace and stability to Kosovo, and to prevent a greater humanitarian emergency from developing. In the absence of specific U.N.S.C. authorization, was NATO's violation of Yugoslavia's sovereignty through the use of force illegitimate? Or were the potential humanitarian consequences of inaction by NATO so disastrous as to make intervention a moral imperative, despite the stipulations of the U.N. Charter? These questions-still under debate-highlight the dilemma facing the NATO allies on the eve of Operation Allied Force. This thesis examines Operation Allied Force and how the most influential NATO allies (Britain, France, Germany, and the United States) justified the use of force in the Kosovo crisis without relying on an explicit U.N. Security Council mandate for such action. In addition, it considers whether NATO's intervention in the Kosovo conflict established a new precedent whereby U.N. Security Council authorization of the use of force is no longer a prerequisite for forceful humanitarian intervention.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/operationalliedf109459230
dc.format.extentxiv, 88 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release, distribution unlimited.en_US
dc.titleOperation Allied Force: setting a new precedent for humanitarian interventionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceU.S. Marine Corps (U.S.M.C.) author.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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