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Air Logistic Support
air landings or drops for the purpose of supply, movement of personnel, evacuation, or recovery
a volatile region of central Asia; formerly part of the USSR and is a sig crossroads for world energy from the Caspian Sea Region (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijin, Chechnya)
...war b/w a gov't and a faction of the same state, neither clearly recognized as the legitimate gov't
agreement by a group of nations to defend the other in case of an attack on any member
internment center for political prisoners and members of minority groups for reasons of "state security"
Dayton Peace Accords
...1995 peace agreement ending the war over the former Yugo, b/w Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Serbia
...small forces or irregular volunteer troops; usually harass enemy supplies and communications
ability of military systems, units and forces to communicate w/ other civilian and military systems
Joint Task Force (JTF)
U.S. military concept of combining Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marine units for a specific mission
cease fire signed in 1949 b/w India and Pakistan over the states of Kashmir and Jammu
Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement
tentative peace agreement signed in 1999 (widely ignored) stopping the war b/w Congo, Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe v. Rwanda and Uganda
Nuclear Non-prolif Treaty (NPT)
Signed in 1970, it was intended to limit th enuclear states to the five SC permanent members
Palestinian Liberation Org: formed in 1964 w/ the purpose of creating a homeland for Palestinians in Israel
Peacekeeper/ peacekeeping operation
UN sponsored and Security Council backed operation to create or keep the peace b/w warring factions
Rapid Deployment Force (RDF)
a short notice contingency force, formed unilaterally or w/ partners, to be deployed in situations in which its military org, training, equipment or communications enable it to cope w/ a variety of situations; humanitarian, disaster, relief, separate warring factions to actual combat
main organ w/in the UN responsible for maintaining peace and security; composed of 5 permanent members and 10 rotating members w/ two year terms elected by the General Assembly
capabilities made available to the UN by member states, military, police, specialized personnel or equipment
Start I &2
Strategic Arms Reduction Talks, 1993-94 b/w USA and Russia to reduce the active deployment of ICBMs
Current policy of active engagement and reconciliation by the gov't of S. Korea towards N. Korea
TMD (Theater Missile Defense)
US backed defensive system designed to protect an area smaller than the entire USA from attack by a long range ballistic missile or nuclear missile
a crime committed during or in connection w/ war; genocide, ethnic cleansing, or prisoner mistreatment
political theory named for the treaty that ended the 30 Years War (1618-48) that provided the framework for Euro relations for over two centuries; idea that sovereign states do not get involved w/ other sovereign states' internal affairs
UN sponsored internat'l volunteer rapid response teams to provide humanitarian relief to emergencies
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