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A Transformation Gap?American Innovations and European Military Change$
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Theo Farrell, Terriff Terry, and Osinga Frans

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780804763776

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804763776.001.0001

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Military Transformation in NATO: A Framework for Analysis

Military Transformation in NATO: A Framework for Analysis

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(p.1) 1 Military Transformation in NATO: A Framework for Analysis
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A Transformation Gap?
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Theo Farrell

Terry Terriff

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804763776.003.0001

This chapter introduces the common analytical framework which is used in this book. It concentrates on breaking transformation down into network-enablement, effects based operations (EBO), and expeditionary warfare. Britain, France, and Germany have similar potential to resource military transformation. Like EBO, the effects-based approach to operations (EBAO) paid attention on the strategic impacts of operations and also places priority on the integration of the various instruments of the alliance and coordination with other international organizations. An analysis of the literature reveals the significance of military culture, civil-military relations, and resource considerations in influencing European military transformation. It also shows the diffusion of US military innovations and how those innovations are received, adapted, and adopted by European militaries. The imperative for European members of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) responded to US burden-sharing concerns, and the “legitimacy benefits” of military transformation for new members of NATO.

Keywords:   network-enablement, effects based operations, expeditionary warfare, European military transformation, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Britain, France, Germany

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