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Ekman, L. (2017). Fighting for Strangers?: Military Duty in Contemporary War. In: Michael Holenweger, Michael Karl Jager, and Franz Kernic (Ed.), Leadership in Extreme Situations: (pp. 167-180). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fighting for Strangers?: Military Duty in Contemporary War
2017 (English)In: Leadership in Extreme Situations / [ed] Michael Holenweger, Michael Karl Jager, and Franz Kernic, Springer, 2017, p. 167-180Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter explores the concept of military duty in the context of contemporary war. It focuses on the recent developments in the normative and strategic frameworks of Western military operations, which emphasize that mission effectiveness is largely dependent on the security and wellbeing of the local population. This has seemingly stretched the traditional notion of military duty, which is to master and apply organized military force to achieve political objectives and defeat the enemy on the battlefield. Based on empirical insights from the U.S. military and its recent missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the chapter argues that this development has created tensions between political and military understandings of duty, as well as between organizational and individual notions of duty within the U.S. military. Conflicting notions of military duty hold important policy implications to both domestic civil-military relations and U.S. military power abroad because they challenge the integrity of political objectives and threaten military cohesion and unity of effort with regard to the management of local populations during war.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2017
Series
Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications, ISSN 1613-5113
Keywords
military duty, U.S. Armed Forces, Afghanistan, local population, peace operations
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-7106 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-55059-6_10 (DOI)978-3-319-55059-6 (ISBN)978-3-319-55058-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-21 Created: 2017-11-21 Last updated: 2017-11-22Bibliographically approved
Ekman, L.Helping Strangers: The Role of the Local Population in Swedish Military Personnel’s Sense of Duty.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Helping Strangers: The Role of the Local Population in Swedish Military Personnel’s Sense of Duty
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Keywords
duty, Swedish military, local population, peace operations
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8322 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-14 Created: 2019-01-14 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Ekman, L. & Nilsson, S.Learning Duty: Military Duty in Swedish Military Training and Education.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Learning Duty: Military Duty in Swedish Military Training and Education
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Keywords
duty, military organization, Sweden, military education
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap; Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8321 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-14 Created: 2019-01-14 Last updated: 2019-11-06Bibliographically approved
Ekman, L.Local Ties that Bind?: Exploring Noncombat Contact and Understandings of Military Duty in Afghanistan.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Local Ties that Bind?: Exploring Noncombat Contact and Understandings of Military Duty in Afghanistan
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Keywords
military duty, Afghanistan, U.S. military, officers, local population, noncombat contact
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8303 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-08 Created: 2019-01-08 Last updated: 2019-01-16Bibliographically approved
Ekman, L.Local Ties that Bind?: Exploring U.S. Military Duty toward Local Citizens in Afghanistan.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Local Ties that Bind?: Exploring U.S. Military Duty toward Local Citizens in Afghanistan
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Keywords
military duty, Afghanistan, U.S. Armed Forces, U.S. Army Officers, local population, peace operations
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-7108 (URN)
Available from: 2017-11-21 Created: 2017-11-21 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Ekman, L. & Florian, K.Post-War Legitimacy: A Framework on Relational Agency in Peacebuilding.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Post-War Legitimacy: A Framework on Relational Agency in Peacebuilding
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Keywords
legitimacy, analytical framework, relationships, peace operations, post-war peace
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-7107 (URN)
Available from: 2017-11-21 Created: 2017-11-21 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, S. & Ekman, L.Psychological mechanisms behind military personnels sense of duty in contemporary warfare.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Psychological mechanisms behind military personnels sense of duty in contemporary warfare
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden; Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8325 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-14 Created: 2019-01-14 Last updated: 2019-11-06Bibliographically approved
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