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Military Art & Science

Analysis: Force Development and the Armed Forces of Georgia under Saakashvili

The formation of the Armed Forces of independent Georgia began in the last days of the Soviet Union, with the creation of the National Guard on December 20, 1990.[1] The first draft to the National Guard was announced on April 30, 1991, a date now celebrated as marking the birth of the Georgian Armed Forces. The National Guard began operations in the early 1990s as a volunteer formation, most of whose members had no special military training, including officers and Tengiz Kitovani, its commander.[2] As with other such formations, it suffered from insufficient training and a low level of discipline.

   

Feature: Do we spend too much on defence?

  TestOn any given day this last eight years thousands of South African soldiers, airmen, sailors and medics have been on duty somewhere north of the South African border guarding the peace and giving greater substance to the Republic’s foreign policy. In October 2007, the tally stood at over 2600 and was set to climb.   
   

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