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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] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Combining rigorous academic scholarship with the experience of a senior Pentagon policymaker, Mara E. Karlin explores the key national security issue of our time: how to effectively build partner militaries. Given the complex and complicated global security environment, declining U.S. defense budgets, and an increasingly connected (and often unstable) world, the United States has an ever-deepening interest in  Read more...
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Karlin, Mara E.
Building militaries in fragile states.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017026862
(OCoLC)992798536
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mara E Karlin
ISBN: 9780812294132 0812294130
OCLC Number: 1015239919
Description: 1 online resource (283 pages) : illustrations
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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