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Pursuing Strategy

NATO Operations from the Gulf War to Gaddafi

Palgrave Macmillan

Part of the book series: New Security Challenges (NSECH)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. From Strategy to Operations — or the Other Way Around?

    • Håkan Edström, Dennis Gyllensporre
    Pages 1-25
  3. Painting the Theoretical Landscape

    • Håkan Edström, Dennis Gyllensporre
    Pages 26-59
  4. The Evolution of NATO’s Strategy in Afghanistan

    • Benjamin Schreer
    Pages 139-156
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 194-205

About this book

Formulating a strategy involves complex interactions between politicians, strategic commanders and generals in the field. The authors explore the strategic decisions made during NATO missions in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Afghanistan, Somalia and Libya.

Keywords

  • Europe
  • European Union (EU)
  • Institution
  • NATO
  • Policy

Reviews

'This volume is a valuable contribution to a vital, yet much neglected issue: how NATO makes strategy. A range of cases - from Bosnia to Afghanistan and Africa - brings out well how the Alliance has fared in formulating and implementing strategy over the past twenty years. Policy-makers, soldiers and analysts are offered a plethora of useful insights into the challenges of achieving political and operational coherence in international interventions.'

- Jan Willem Honig, Department of War Studies, King's College London

'... an important collection of essays by a group of noteworthy scholars who have closely examined the many gaps between 'strategy on paper' and 'strategy in practice.' It will be immensely useful to the field of NATO defense studies.'

- Dr. Antulio Echevarria II, Director of Research, US Army War College

'The authors of this comprehensive and well-researched book have more than succeeded in their stated goal 'to enhance the understanding on NATO strategy formulations'. This book is a must for the serious student of the NATO political and military nexus in developing strategy for military operations.'

- General Bantz J. Craddock, U.S. Army, Retired

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden

    Håkan Edström, Dennis Gyllensporre

About the editors

RYAN C. HENDRICKSON Professor of Political Science at Eastern Illinois University, USA KERSTI LARSDOTTER Lecturer in War Studies at the Swedish National Defence College MAGNUS PETERSSON is Associate Professor at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies of the Norwegian Defence University College BENJAMIN SCHREER Senior Lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at Australian National University

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Buying options

eBook USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-0-230-36419-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 100.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)