The Politics of Civil-Military Cooperation

The Politics of Civil-Military Cooperation

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Civil-military cooperation is a hallmark of contemporary military operations. Images of soldiers digging wells or helping to open schools characterize our view of what goes on in places such as Afghanistan. This book demonstrates that these operations overseas are indeed about winning hearts and mindsa€”just not the ones we normally expect. By examining Canada's civil-military cooperation efforts in Kosovo, Bosnia, and Afghanistan through the lens of Clausewitz's 'Remarkable Trinity', Ankersen shows that military action is the product of influences from the government, the armed forces, and the people at home. Drawing on interviews with politicians and practitioners, as well as first-hand field research, this book provides an in-depth examination of the important domestic relationships that drive overseas military activity. It highlights that contemporary civil-military relations are not only about soldiers following orders, but also negotiations, vested interests and contested group identities.Michael Vlahos, a€œThe Long War: A SelfFulfilling Prophecy of Protracted Conflicta€” and Defeat, a€ National Interest Online. ... Land Doctrine in the Modern Age ( Ottawa: Queena#39;s Printer, 2007): Ch 5, p. 9. 71. ... United States, United States Army Field Manual 224 Counterinsurgency (Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 2006); Christopher M. Ford, a€œSpeak No Evil: ... Translated from the French original by author: a€œDans le langage de Big Brother, un chat est un chien .

Title:The Politics of Civil-Military Cooperation
Author:Christopher Ankersen
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-09-17


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