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Military Art & Science

Impact of Transnational Issues on Stability and the Evolution of African Militaries

Many of the major transnational issues confronting African militaries today either did not exist or were relatively unimportant when most African countries became independent in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
   

Insight: A military observer’s observations of the utilisation of armour in the desert

The experience I have lived through for the 14 months from 28 July 2006 to 14 September 2007 was very interesting.
   

Analysis: Implications of the Georgia-Russia War for Global Politics

The war between Georgia and Russia signals the beginning of a new stage in the development of the former Soviet space, and will have a significant influence on global politics.

The final consequences of the five-day armed conflict of August 2008 are not yet clear, but certain trends are already apparent.
 
   

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.

   

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