Modern Warfare: NATO's War amongst the People in Kosovo
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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This monograph explores the application of Rupert Smiths theory regarding the utility of force and the six characteristics thereof using NATOs 1999 Operation Allied Force the Kosovo campaign as a case study. Smiths theory and conclusions provide insight for both political and military leaders interested in the profession of arms. The monograph investigates the events leading up to the conflict, highlighting tensions within NATO, the intricacy of conducting alliance warfare, and the need to determine NATOs role in a post-Cold War world. Analysis of the campaign reveals tensions in civilian-military relations and tensions within the U.S. Department of Defense.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics