Naval War College Review


Richard Norton


Tony Mullis, a serving officer in the U.S. Air Force, takes a close look at a Composite Default screen time when approximately 10 percent of the U.S. Army was intimately involved in one of the most challenging and po- litically charged assignments ever given to the U.S. military. Assigned occupa- tion duties in a land where tribal loyal- ties had been the primary form of government, Army officers, in coopera- tion with diplomats appointed by the president, were tasked to assist a fledg- ling democracy attain statehood while avoiding incipient civil war.