Commanding Joint and Coalition Operations
Over the past two and one-half years U.S Eurpopean Command (USEUCOM) has engaged in diverse contingency operations throughout its area of continguous combatants commands. These wide-ranging military endeavors included evacuationg more than 2,400 noncombantants from a barbarous civil war in Liberia; conducting devestating air strikes flown from Turkey against Iraq during the Gulf war; swiftly deploying Patriot missle units from Germany to defend Israeli civilians against Iraqi Scud missles; rendering humanitarian aid aid to half a million displaced Kurds and then securing northern Iraq for their safe return home; transporting French and Belgian forces to Zaire and evacutaitong civilians in response to a widespread Zarian army in the northern Iraq for UN relief operations. All these operations required close coordination with friends and allies, often in a coalition context, to ensue success.
McCarthy, James P.
"Commanding Joint and Coalition Operations,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 46
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol46/iss1/2