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It’s Not Just a Question of Muscle: Cultural Interoperability for NATO

  • Donna Winslow
  • Peer Everts
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On a recent field trip to the former Yugoslavia,1 soldiers expressed the commonly held belief that the reason for NATO’s success in maintaining the peace in the region was due to ‘more teeth’ and the willingness ‘to bite’. But is it simply a question of ‘more muscle’ or are there other factors that influence NATO’s ability to effectively operate in the former Yugoslavia?

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