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Accession Number ADA584282
Title Defence Transformation with Frictions - The Case of Sweden.
Publication Date Apr 2010
Media Count 15p
Personal Author J. Foghelin
Abstract The armed forces are changing all the time depending on new tasks, lessons identified, new technologies which could be used etc. A transformation process is always going on. The word transformation has however, since the end of the Cold War got a somewhat more specific meaning (e.g.): * Transformation concerns structural changes of the armed forces during a period of rapid adaptation to new conditions (Garstka 2005). Transformation concerns a period when you change the main task of your armed forces from defending your territory to expeditionary tasks. Changing the defence structure is often necessary e.g. a transition from a compulsory conscript system to an AVF. (Haine 2005; Military balance 2010:103; Moore 2003:2; Witney 2008) Transformation concerns a period when networks become an important enabler in the armed forces. Even if all of the above mentioned possible interpretations are of interest for the case of Sweden a more humble approach has been chosen namely why and how have the Swedish armed forces been changed since the end of the Cold War.
Keywords Case studies
Defense transformations
Military forces(Foreign)
Military modernization
Military personnel
Military planning
Post cold war

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 74 - Military Sciences
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Swedish Defence Research Agency, Stockholm.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Conference paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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