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Logistik och strategi: den bortglömda relationen
Swedish Defence University.
2020 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Logistics and Strategy- The forgotten relationship.

This study is based on the previous research on how the events in Crimea and in Ukraine have forced many countries including Sweden to reformulate and adapt its military strategy to a new strategic game plan. This study intends to investigate whether the events in Crimea and Ukraine 2014 have affected Swedish military strategy and more specifically the logistics dimension of it.

The study is based on the assumption that the development of defense and security strategy with focus on the national defense and a military armed attack has led to an increased influence of military logistics theory, originating from the classic military logistic theorists Thorpe (1917) and Eccles (1959), in the development of new military strategies.

With a custom designed theoretical framework based on theories of military logistics a qualitative text analysis is carried out of the Swedish normative and alignment documents which forms the basis for the logistics system after the strategic shock.  A text analysis which is supplemented with interviews with people who have all been involved in the design of Swedish military strategy in general and its logistics dimension in particular.

The result shows a change in how military logistics theory has influenced the normative and alignment documents that form the basis of the military strategy's logistics dimension. The result contributes to show another dimension of how the influence and impact of military theory can have on states military strategic choices in conjunction with revolving and influential events.

The constructed theoretical frame of reference with five logistic principles can be used to study other cases, both states and changes associated with other strategic shocks. The result also contributes with a perspective to the ongoing debate about what the consequences will be for the state's ability to achieve the security policy objectives when the design of the military logistics system as a whole is still mainly influenced on the basis of business logistics theories, where financial incentives and profit form the basis. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2020. , p. 73
Keywords [en]
strategic chock, logistics, military theory, military strategy
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Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-9286OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-9286DiVA, id: diva2:1444827
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War Studies, Thesis
Educational program
Högre officersprogrammet (HOP)
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Available from: 2020-07-06 Created: 2020-06-22 Last updated: 2020-07-06Bibliographically approved

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