Military Crisis Management: U.S. Intervention in the Dominican Republic, 1965

Synopsis

This account of the 1965 Dominican intervention is a case study in U.S. crisis management. Schoonmaker analyzes the role and management of U.S. military forces in the Dominican crisis. Like other Cold War interventions, the Dominican intervention demonstrated the use of rapidly reacting, joint military forces to achieve limited political objectives. It also represents a good vehicle for analyzing U.S. civilian-military relationships during this kind of military operation. While civil strife continued in Santo Domingo, U.S. military forces engaged in a variety of duties, both combat and peacekeeping.