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Defence and Security

US Defence Posture

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US Defence Posture. Carl Conetta discusses the application of nonoffensive defense concepts to a revision of US military policy and as a design principle for global system transformation. Regarding US power, he looks specifically at the potential for reorientation of power projection forces and military assistance programs. "Nonoffensive Defense and the Transformation of US Defense Posture: Is Nonoffensive Defense Compatible with Global Power?" is published by the Project on Defense Alternatives..

 

By Project on Defense Alternatives , US.

Defense Policy Resource.


Wider War Watch

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Wider War Watch. This is a very useful compendium of resources - Wider War Watch monitors US discussions about extending the war beyond hunting Al Qaeda to other targets - in particular Iraq. This site will be updated frequently in the months ahead, sometimes daily. If you would like to be notified by email of updates to this page please register here. Wider War Watch is published by the Project on Defense Alternatives.

 

By Project on Defense Alternatives , US.

Defense Policy Resource.


Europe's Armed Forces

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Europe's Armed Forces. Many European nations are currently re-thinking their post-Cold War military requirements in light of NATO's new strategic concept and the experience of the Kosovo war. This article analyzes the process of defense restructuring and modernization in France, the United Kingdom, and Germany. In each case, it offers an overview of current military posture and closely examines the plans for change in force structure, equipment procurement, and personnel policies. The article also attends to various constraints on defense planning, including military traditions, economic conditions, and domestic politics. It concludes that current plans lack sufficient strategic clarity and also suffer from a number of incongruities or "mismatches" -- for instance, between missions, planned structures, and available resources. "Europe's Armed Forces at the Millennium: A Case Study of Change in France, the United Kingdom, and Germany", by Lutz Unterseher.

 

By Project on Defense Alternatives , US.

Defense Policy Resource.


A Standing Army for the United Nations?

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A Standing Army for the United Nations? This report reviews the problems of contemporary peace operations, recent reform proposals, and the requirements for successful operations. It includes a detailed proposal for enhancing and reorganizing the capacities of the UN to support and direct peace operations and for establishing a UN legion of three brigades. "Vital Force: A Proposal for the Overhaul of the UN Peace Operations System and for the Creation of a UN Legion", by Carl Conetta and Charles Knight.

 

By Project on Defense Alternatives, US.

Defense Policy Resource.