1999 Topical Symposium
"After Kosovo: Implications for U.S. Strategy and Coalition Warfare"
Sponsored by the National Defense University
November 16-17, 1999, Fort McNair, Washington D.C.
The 78-day air campaign known as ALLIED FORCE broke many precedents in terms of military strategy, tactics, and implementation. This symposium intends to examine the political objectives, process, policies, planning, and execution of the air campaign and assess its implications for the future. Complex coalition warfare has vastly complicated the campaign planning process for both the military and civilian sides. At the same time, the events of Kosovo (ethnic cleansing and massive refugee migration) seem to support a trend of similar crises in recent years, not likely to abate anytime soon. Strengths and vulnerabilities of the allied operation and those of the adversaries thereof need to be examined and analyzed in terms of applicability to future conflicts. Report on the proceedings of the 21th Annual National Defense University 1999 Topical Symposium
Purpose: To examine the implications of Kosovo on existing and future security structures and defense strategies.
Methodology: Using the Kosovo experience as the scenario for discussion, extrapolate from a discussion that focuses on European structures and strategies to a more general level that focuses on implications for the United States and future coalition defense planning and strategy development efforts for small-scale contingencies.
Opinions, Conclusions, and Recommendations expressed or implied by the Authors' Papers are solely those of the Author and do not represent the views of the National Defense University, the Department of Defense, or any other government agency or nongovernment organization.
Tuesday, November 16, 1999
0730-0815 REGISTRATION - Eisenhower Hall (Building 59)
0815-0830 ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS, WELCOME REMARKS AND INTRODUCTION OF KEYNOTE: - Baruch Auditorium, Eisenhower Hall
0830-0915 KEYNOTE: "After Kosovo" Ambassador Robert B. Oakley; Acting Director, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University
ONE: Kosovo Strategy: Development and
1200-1330 LUNCH SPEAKER: "The United States and Europe" - Ambassador Robert E. Hunter, Senior Advisor, RAND
1345-1545 PANEL TWO: Effective Engagement: Matching Ends and Means
1615-1815 PANEL THREE: Managing Conflict And Post Conflict Objectives
1815-1915 WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION:
2000-2045 DINNER KEYNOTE "De-Balkanizing the Balkans: Security and Stability in Southeastern Europe" Dr. Andrew J. Pierre, Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow, United States Institute of Peace
Wednesday, November 17, 1999
0815-0930 MORNING KEYNOTE: "Fallout from the Air and Missile Offensive Against Yugoslavia" - Colonel Alain Pellerin, (Ret), Executive Director, Conference of Defense Associations, Ottawa, Canada
1000-1200 PANEL FOUR:
Implications for U.S. Forces Chaired by: Ms. Michele Flournoy; Distinguished
Senior Fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University
1215-1345 LUNCH: "A Russian Perspective" - Major General Andrey G. Marshankin; Defense Attaché, Embassy of Russia
1400-1600 PANEL FIVE: Implications
for Coalition Operations
1600-1630 SUMMARY AND WRAP-UP
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