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Risking NATO [electronic resource] : testing the limits of the Alliance in Afghanistan / Andrew R. Hoehn, Sarah Harting.

By: Hoehn, Andrew R.
Contributor(s): Harting, Sarah | Rand Corporation | Project Air Force (U.S.).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Rand Corporation monograph series: MG-974-AF.Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2010Description: 1 online resource (xv, 91 p.) : col. ill., col. map.ISBN: 9780833050113 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0833050117 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780833051165 (electronic bk.); 0833051164 (electronic bk.).Report number: MG-974-AFOther title: Risking North Atlantic Treaty Organization.Subject(s): North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Armed Forces -- Afghanistan | North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Armed Forces -- Operations other than war | North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Forecasting | Counterinsurgency -- Afghanistan | Afghan War, 2001- | North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Afghanistan -- Operations other than war | North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Afghanistan | North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Armed Forces -- Afghanistan | Military Science | History | HISTORY -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Risking NATO.DDC classification: 958.104/73091821 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- The NATO that once was -- Redefining NATO's role : 9/11 to Afghanistan -- A greater role for NATO in Afghanistan -- Risking NATO in Afghanistan -- What might be next for NATO?
Summary: NATO's success in Afghanistan -- or lack thereof -- will have significant implications for the alliance itself. Success could promote the image of a capable global security alliance. Failure, or even an indeterminate outcome, would cloud the alliance's own future. The authors examine the risks, commitments, and obligations of the current mission in light of NATO's history and with an eye toward the future, as well as the effects on the alliance's internal dynamics. Drawing on a wide range of sources, the authors describe how NATO came to be involved, concerns and tensions that have developed over the investments and risks that member and nonmember states have in the operation, management of the expectations of nations and peoples, and the need for a coherent, comprehensive, and coordinated long-term strategy. The list of issues NATO faces is long and daunting and extends beyond the borders of the member countries. If the goal is indeed to look toward the future, however, the alliance must confront them; failure to do so would risk the long-term success and sustainability of the alliance.
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NATO's success in Afghanistan -- or lack thereof -- will have significant implications for the alliance itself. Success could promote the image of a capable global security alliance. Failure, or even an indeterminate outcome, would cloud the alliance's own future. The authors examine the risks, commitments, and obligations of the current mission in light of NATO's history and with an eye toward the future, as well as the effects on the alliance's internal dynamics. Drawing on a wide range of sources, the authors describe how NATO came to be involved, concerns and tensions that have developed over the investments and risks that member and nonmember states have in the operation, management of the expectations of nations and peoples, and the need for a coherent, comprehensive, and coordinated long-term strategy. The list of issues NATO faces is long and daunting and extends beyond the borders of the member countries. If the goal is indeed to look toward the future, however, the alliance must confront them; failure to do so would risk the long-term success and sustainability of the alliance.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 77-91).

Introduction -- The NATO that once was -- Redefining NATO's role : 9/11 to Afghanistan -- A greater role for NATO in Afghanistan -- Risking NATO in Afghanistan -- What might be next for NATO?

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