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Building militaries in fragile states : challenges for the United States

Author: Mara E Karlin
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Combining academic scholarship with the experience of a senior Pentagon policymaker, Mara E. Karlin explores the key national security issue of out time: how to effectively build partner militaries. Given the complex and complicated global security environment, volatile U.S. defense budgets, and an increasingly connected (and often unstable) world, the United States has an ever-deepening interest in strengthening  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mara E Karlin
ISBN: 9780812249262 0812249267
OCLC Number: 992798536
Description: 283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Understanding the problem --
Greece : the "will to win" was fruitless without U.S. involvement --
South Vietnam : building a military "American style" --
Lebanon I : "the United States is short of breath" but others are not --
Lebanon II : "the side that won was willing to kill and be killed" --
Findings and implications.
Responsibility: Mara E. Karlin.

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With a rich comparative case-study approach that spans Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, Building Militaries in Fragile States unearths provocative findings that suggest the traditional way of  Read more...

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"Building Militaries in Fragile States tackles one of the most important security problems facing the United States today. Karlin's work is thoughtful, informed, and compelling."-Daniel Byman, Read more...

 
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