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Multinational Military Intervention: NATO Policy, Strategy and Burden Sharing / Edition 1

Multinational Military Intervention: NATO Policy, Strategy and Burden Sharing / Edition 1

by Stephen J. Cimbala, Peter K. ForsterStephen J. Cimbala
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War, as Clausewitz reminds, is the most uncertain of human political and social activities. It also imposes burdens. In an alliance among states for the promotion of collective defense or security, such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), burdens have to be shared. This study looks at the experience of the United States and other member states of NATO in four situations of multinational military intervention - Lebanon, the Persian Gulf, the Balkans, and South Asia - and considers the implications of nuclear arms reductions and nonproliferation for the US and NATO. Each case study represents an important period in the distribution of power, interest, and values, amounting to more than a sequential consideration of incidents of military intervention and/or conflict prevention. These politico-military challenges include a major coalition war, a traditional peacekeeping operation, an exercise in peace enforcement, and a conflict that combines counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism with stability and security operations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409402282
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/28/2010
Pages: 233
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Stephen J. Cimbala, Pennsylvania State University, USA and Dr Peter K. Forster, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction; Sharing the risks and costs of military alliance: burdens of peace and war; Case 1: the multinational force in Lebanon 1982-1984 – national collective action; Case 2: the Persian Gulf in 1990-1991 – leadership and legitimacy; Case 3: The Balkans—incubators of European insecurity; Case 4: NATO and Afghanistan—coalition warfighting and stability operations in a new century; Case 5: nuclear abolition and arms reduction—stakes and risks for NATO; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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