Assessing The Prospects And Limitations of MOOTW
. USA: Air Command and Staff College Air University.
(3) Another benefit of the ground force focusing more heavily on its own requirements rather than those of the entire PLA could be accelerating efforts to transform it into a leaner force more capable of carrying out joint combat operations and MOOTW
(54) The 2008 White Paper on National Defense was the first to use the term "nonwar military actions" (NWMA), the Chinese term for MOOTW
The book leads off with a historical background dating back to the 19th century showing that MOOTW
is not a new phenomenon.
What previously had been considered MOOTW
became characteristics of significant war.
Because of this prevailing ethos against MOOTW
and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's policy of transitioning responsibility as quickly as possible to the Iraqis, the revival of COIN thinking required a revolutionary movement or insurgency within the Army.
More importantly, as the People's Liberation Army is increasingly interested in fulfilling its non-combat missions such as counter-piracy, disaster response and humanitarian assistance, UN peacekeeping trainings and applications could provide valuable lessons for military operations other than war (MOOTW
While a huge focus is placed on contingency contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan, contingency contracting officers (CCOs) are trained to support a wide range of operations--both MTW and Military Operations Other Than War (MOOTW
The experts will provide in-depth analysis on topics including the development of ballistic missile threats, multi-tiered missile defense architectures, C4I and radar integration, air defense training and education strategies, tactics for missile defense operations and the future requirements for GBAD requirements both in theatre conflicts and MOOTW
Instead of a stable world order, with violent conflict deterred by the collectivity of nations committed to an orderly rule of law, we had instead entered the era of asymmetric war, humanitarian intervention, peacekeeping, and stability operations--the sorts of conflicts that, at the time, were grouped variously under headings like "police actions" or MOOTW
("military operations other than war").
Chase and Kristen Gunness, "The PLA's Multiple Military Tasks: Prioritizing Combat Operations and Developing MOOTW
Capabilities," China Brief, January 21, 2010.
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