Deadly embrace : the decision paths to Uruzgan and Helmand

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Deadly embrace : the decision paths to Uruzgan and Helmand

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Deadly embrace : the decision paths to Uruzgan and Helmand
Author: Grandia, Mirjam
Publisher: Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2015-04-02
Keywords: Conflict states
Western military forces
International security
Military means
Military decision-makers
Abstract: The use of Western military forces for the stabilisation of (post) conflict states has become common practice. At times at cautious approach is taken, yet often its use is seen to be the answer to the provision of international security. This study seeks to answer prominent and pressings questions as to why and how it is decided to use military means in Western states. It specifically draws attention to the actions of senior civil and military decision-makers in both the Netherlands and the United Kingdom whilst deciding to engage their forces contributing to NATO’s expansion into South Afghanistan. The careful reconstruction of their actions and decisions, based on about one-hundred interviews and archive material, provides an insight into the black-box of decision-making and challenges theoretical prescriptions on civil military relations and strategy.
Description: Promotores: J.S. van der Meulen, I.G.B.M. Duyvesteyn, Co-promotor: N.J.G. van Willigen
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
Citation: Grandia, M., 2015, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9789088920608

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