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Militær maktanvendelse i går, i dag og i morgen
Swedish National Defence College.
2001 (Norwegian)Student paper otherStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

During the Cold War, as before it, local and regional conflicts were often encouraged and materially supported by rival powers.  Now by contrast, the absence of functioning powers is the cause of the international society’s inability to cope with all types of violent disorders.  There can be lots of reasons for this.  This report focus on the military sector of the broad agenda for security.  The reason for the Western world’s reluctance to use its tremendous military power in the cause of global stability and security may be found in the current military paradigm.  Maybe our military forces are not organised, trained, and equipped for the current strategic needs?The aim of this report is to discuss the validity of the thesis :

We need to change our current Napoleonic military paradigm!

Starting with theory on international relations, security and an explanation of the Napoleonic paradigm, the reason for keeping a military capacity is explained.  A formula for military capacity is introduced.  The formula Capacity = Means x Ways x Will, reinforced with four strategic dimensions, is the tool used to analyse the paradigm through two major international conflicts since 1990, the conflict in the Gulf, and the conflict in former Yugoslavia.  The discussion reveals that the thesis can be supported.  Our current military paradigm can not solve the security problems of today, and there is a need for readressing the flexible response doctrine, this time with the main focus on the lower part of the conflict scale.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. , 82 p.
Keyword [sv]
Säkerhetspolitik, Internationella relationer, Strategi, Uppsatser, Chefsprogrammet, Chefsprogrammet 1999-2001
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-1928OAI: diva2:429888
Educational program
Chefsprogrammet. (ChP)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Avdelning: ALB - Slutet Mag 3 C-upps. Hylla: Upps. ChP 99-01Available from: 2011-07-06 Created: 2011-07-06 Last updated: 2011-07-06Bibliographically approved

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