The Resource Peacekeeping: Observations on Costs, Strengths, and Limitations of U.S. and UN Operations

Peacekeeping: Observations on Costs, Strengths, and Limitations of U.S. and UN Operations

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Peacekeeping: Observations on Costs, Strengths, and Limitations of U.S. and UN Operations
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Peacekeeping: Observations on Costs, Strengths, and Limitations of U.S. and UN Operations
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eng
Summary
We estimate that it would cost the United States about twice as much as it would the UN to conduct a peacekeeping operation similar to the UN mission in Haiti. The UN budgeted $428 million for the first 14 months of the mission, of which the United States was responsible for $116 million. A similar U.S. operation would have cost an estimated $876 million. Virtually the entire cost difference can be attributed to three major elements: civilian police, military pay and support, and facilities. First, the estimated cost of deploying U.S. civilian police is $217 million or about 8 times the $25 million budgeted by the UN for international police officers. Compensation rates for U.S. police include higher costs for salaries, special pay and training, whereas the UN pays police a standard daily allowance. Second, we estimated that U.S. military pay and support would cost $260 million, compared with $131 million in the UN budget, and reflects higher salaries and higher standards for equipment, ammunition, and rations. Third, U.S. facilities-related costs would be twice those of the UN, reflecting the cost of posting U.S. civilian personnel in a secure embassy compound. Several factors could affect the estimated costs of a U.S. operation, including the mix of reserve and active duty troops and the rate of troop deployment. When we varied these factors for example, by increasing the number of reserve troops deployed the estimated cost for a U.S. operation increased
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GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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  • Military personnel
  • Costs
  • Officer personnel
  • Peacekeeping
  • Civilian personnel
  • Economics and cost analysis
  • Personnel management and labor relations
  • Deployment
  • United states
  • Operation
  • Standards
  • Compensation
  • Haiti
  • Police
  • Active duty
  • International
  • Salaries
  • Ammunition
  • High costs
  • Rates
  • Cost estimates
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adult
Label
Peacekeeping: Observations on Costs, Strengths, and Limitations of U.S. and UN Operations
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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23 x 29 cm
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21 pages
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online
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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)318680868
  • (OCoLC)ocn318680868
Label
Peacekeeping: Observations on Costs, Strengths, and Limitations of U.S. and UN Operations
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
21 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318680868
  • (OCoLC)ocn318680868

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