The missing political dimension of military exercises

Heuser, B. and Simpson, H. (2017) The missing political dimension of military exercises. RUSI Journal, 162(3), pp. 20-28. (doi:10.1080/03071847.2017.1345118)

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Abstract

Military exercises are rarely straightforward in either intention or outcome. Official policy and governance about exercises have not kept up with the complexity of the current national and international contexts. In addition to collective training, exercises are now used for a wide variety of purposes, such as fostering alliance cohesion and defence diplomacy. In this article, Beatrice Heuser and Harold Simpson argue that the diverse effects and outcomes of exercises merit further investigation, and future guidance for British practitioners will reflect this.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heuser, Professor Donata Beatrice
Authors: Heuser, B., and Simpson, H.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:RUSI Journal
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0307-1847
ISSN (Online):1744-0378
Published Online:20 July 2017

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