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NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone

David P. Auerswald and Stephen M. Saideman


Modern warfare is almost always multilateral to one degree or another, requiring countries to cooperate as allies or coalition partners. Yet as the war in Afghanistan has made abundantly clear, multilateral cooperation is neither straightforward nor guaranteed. Countries differ significantly in what they are willing to do and how and where they are willing to do it. Some refuse to participate in dangerous or offensive missions. Others change tactical objectives with each new commander. Some countries defer to their commanders while others hold them to strict account. This book explores how gov ... More

Keywords: alliance warfare, Afghanistan, NATO, coalition warfare, Australia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691159386
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691159386.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David P. Auerswald, author
National War College

Stephen M. Saideman, author
Carleton University