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  • 5001.
    Törnblom, Johan
    Swedish Defence University.
    Militär nytta i Adenviken: En undersökning av de system som används för piratbekämpning2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis studies the counterpiracy in the Gulf of Aden. Pirates has made the international community deploy military forces to police the Gulf of Aden. However most of the systems usedare not designed for counterpiracy. Many are remnants from the cold war. Also downsizing of military forces in the West has resulted in the need to prioritize resources.

    The purpose of this thesis is to analyze five systems fighting pirates in the Gulf of Aden using Andersson et al. (2015)´s theory of military utility. The five systems are: light utility helicopter, medium utility helicopter, reconnaissance aircraft, combat boat and drone on tasks of detect, disrupt and deter. With the analysis the thesis discuss how the Swedish Armed Forces can use available recourses more efficiently as possible to aid in producing a greater operative effect on the national and international arena.

    The conclusions show that all systems have the potential to contribute to counterpiracy. Reconnaissance aircraft and drones are suitable to detect pirates. Light utility helicopters are able to detect and disrupt and partially deter. The combat boats are suitable to disrupt and deter. The medium utility helicopters are suitable for all three tasks. The thesis concludes with discussing the importance of the subsystems carried and its effects on a system´s military utility.

  • 5002.
    Törnell, Fredrik
    Swedish Defence University.
    HYBRIDKRIGFÖRING BORTOM VETENSKAPEN: en studie av samförståndet mellan den vetenskapliga uppfattningen avhybridkrigföring, och den hos säkerhetspolitiska aktörer2019Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Hybrid warfare has experienced a considerable scientific boost and is today seen by many research-ers as the primary threat to peace and security in the world. The scientific community agrees that hybrid warfare brings with it serious threats, hence the need for new and improved security policy efforts. Very little effort has been made to examine the view of the security policy actors though, with the risk being that future security policy and strategy will be misdirected.The purpose of this study is therefore to examine if a joint understanding between the scientific view on hybrid warfare and the security policy actors view on the 21st century threats exists by ana-lysing strategic and political decision-making documents. The research design is that of a qualita-tive case study using two cases, Switzerland and Sweden.The result shows that even though a joint understanding in many respects do exist, there are con-siderable discrepancies between the two approaches. Although these are few, it turns out that these not only have serious consequences for the correlation, but also for the war science discipline and for the security policy actors.

  • 5003.
    Törner, Carl
    Swedish Defence University.
    Swedish Finnish Naval Task Group: fallstudie i samarbetets innebörd2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In recent decades, Sweden's and most of Europe's defense budgets have fallen. It has created a greater need between countries for the cost-effective maintenance of defense capabilities. The Swedish Finnish Naval Task Group (SFNTG) is a part of this trend. It will be operational in 2023 and aims to jointly use the marine forces of the countries in a cost-effective way. In this case study, the cooperation in SFNTG between Swedish and Finnish combat boats is investigated. Based on the increased need for defense cooperation, different concepts for describing and applying collaborations in the short and long term have been created. In this work the term Joint Force Generation was used to analyze the different systems of the Swedish and Finnish combat boats. The term Pooling & Sharing was used to analyze cooperation in the longer term.

    The purpose is to explore how the political and strategic plans will work on the tactical level of cooperation. Empiricism has been gathered through interviews by officers from both countries. Literature study of reports on the meaning of cooperation have been made. The work was limited to research & development, maintenance, management and material purchases. The interviews showed that the different communicationsystems in the combat boats required extra human resources and a common communicationsystem was desirable.

    Conclusions are that there are shortcomings of a functioning relationship for the combat boats to meet the requirements of the year 2023. The use of each other's bases as another goal must coordinate logistics, training and warehousing to create better impact. In the longer perspective a greater political understanding must be for the importance of the joint material purchases. The major gain is in cost savings through various forms of collective research development.

  • 5004.
    Törngren, Marcus
    Swedish National Defence College, Department of Military Studies, War Studies Division.
    Statsförfall – Transnationellt terroristskydd eller temporärt gömställe?2015Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Many theories describe failed states as potential threats to international security due to the breeding ground they constitute for transnational terrorism. Ken Menkhaus believes however that transnational terrorists are dependent on a state for their own protection in order to be able to operate.

    This essay seeks out the relevance in Ken Menkhaus’ theory which states that transnational terrorists rather exploit corrupted states than operate in countries where there is a state collapse. His theory will be applied on a case study on post-Libya after Gadhafi’s fall. The study, which is a mixed method study, will separate and compare the three regions of Libya; Cyrenaica, Tripolitania and Fezzan where different types of states have emerged since Gadhafi’s fall. The number of transnational terrorist attacks reported in documents and their cause-and-effect relationship will be analyzed.

    The results of the study indicate that the Menkhaus-theory is relevant when it comes to counting the attacks since terrorists operate where there is state presence. But when looking at the cause-and-effect relationship the results show that terrorist don’t need the protection of the state to operate, they work overtly to take over.

  • 5005.
    Törnqvist, Eva
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet.
    Sigholm, Johan
    Swedish Defence University, Department of Military Studies, Military-Technology Division.
    Nadjm-Tehrani, Simin
    Linköpings universitet.
    Hastily Formed Networks for Disaster Response: Technical Heterogeneity and Virtual Pockets of Local Order2009In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: Boundry Spanning Initiatives and New Perspectives / [ed] Jonas Landgren och Susanne Jul, 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    As natural and man-made disasters become increasingly common, ensuring effective disaster response, mitigation and recovery is growing into a high-priority task for governments and administrations globally. This paper describes the challenges of collaboration within multi-organisational hastily formed networks for post-disaster response, which are increasingly relying on emerging ICT infrastructures for communication and cooperation. We present an interdisciplinary analysis of the conditions for establishing an effective mutual conversation space for involved stakeholders, and how the development of socio-technological systems affects cognitive and behavioural aspects such as established communities of practice and virtual pockets of local order.

    Our observations thus far suggest that some of the key issues are overcoming organisational and cultural heterogeneity, and finding solutions for technical interoperability, to ensure effective, pervasive and sustainable information exchange within and between organisations participating in hastily formed networks.

  • 5006.
    Törnqvist Tibblin, Gustav
    Swedish Defence University.
    The Employment of Doctrine within the Academic Education of Swedish Officers2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Doctrines are by nature dogmatic and academic education is by nature skeptic. As the two perspectivesare opposites to each other it would be plausible to assume that the nature of their contradictionwould exist between doctrines and military academic education.

    Though no research has been madeon how or to what extent these contradictions exist.This thesis aims therefore to investigate the relation between Swedish doctrines and military academiceducation from dogmatic and skeptical perspectives. Consequently, explaining to what extentthey correspond to one another and how they can be compared.

    The result reveals that Swedish doctrines generally correspond to military academic education to alow degree, where deviations may range from very low to moderate. The analysis further displaysstrong multifaceted dissonance in their correspondence to one another, but also within Swedish doctrinesand military academic education separately.

  • 5007.
    Ubby, Gustaf
    Swedish Defence University.
    Media som vapen: En kvalitativ studie om hur media används i den moderna konflikten2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Information warfare is becoming a greater component in modern conflicts. This study aims to expand the understanding on how media can be used partly in the waging of war and explores how media’s role is changing. Media in the new generation of warfare has not been studied deeply, though it is believed to play a bigger role than before.

    In a qualitative case study of the Russian governmentally financed news agency RT (formerly known as Russia Today), this thesis examines how the Russian narrative was presented and the way in which media was used during the Georgian conflict in 2008 compared to the annexation of Crimea in 2014.

    This study concludes that the use of media in warfare has evolved in to play a more complex and central role in the waging of war than before. Media was integrated and used as a part of the warfare in the annexation of Crimea, by framing the political agenda in profitable ways for the Russian narrative and thereby, achieve the same results as by military power, but with less use of force. Media´s role was more sophisticated and played a central part of the information warfare in the annexation of Crimea in 2014, compared to the Georgian conflict in2008, where media made out to play a more supportive role.

  • 5008.
    Uckan Färnman, Baris
    et al.
    Secana.
    Koraeus, Mats
    Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), CRISMART (National Center for Crisis Management Research and Training).
    Backman, Sarah
    Secana.
    Gavrila, Razvan (Editor)
    ENISA.
    Trimintzios, Panagiotis (Contributor)
    Stavropoulos, Vangelis (Commentator for written text)
    ENISA.
    Zacharis, Alexandros (Commentator for written text)
    ENISA.
    The 2015 Report on National and International Cyber Security Exercises: Survey, Analysis and Recommendations2015Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    During this study ENISA gathered and analysed a large set of over 200 exercises. In addition to the exercise dataset, ENISA analysed specialised literature such as after-action reports and previous studies that have contributed to the analysis. This report includes a model for describing and reporting on such exercises. The study is a step forward towards better resource for planning and collaboration between nations and agencies interested in cybersecurity exercises. The findings show a continuous and accelerated increase in the total amount of exercises held after 2012, as well as an increase in the number of cooperative exercises involving private and public actors. This indicates that it is not just a matter of public agencies running more exercises, but also of more actors benefiting from these exercises.

  • 5009.
    Ucko, David
    et al.
    National Defense Univeristy.
    Egnell, Robert
    Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), Strategiavdelningen med folkrättscentrum (upphört). Georgetown University.
    Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare2013Book (Refereed)
  • 5010.
    Uhr, Christian
    et al.
    Lund University Centre for Risk Assessment and Management (LUCRAM), Lund.
    Johansson, Björn J. E.
    Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI).
    Landgren, Jonas
    Department of Applied Information Technology, Chalmers University of Technology & University of Gothenburg.
    Holmberg, Martin
    Swedish Defence University, Department of Military Studies, Command & Control Studies Division.
    Bynander, Fredrik
    Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), CRISMART (National Center for Crisis Management Research and Training).
    Koelega, Samuel
    Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety, Lund University Centre for Risk Assessment and Management (LUCRAM), Lund.
    Trnka, Jiri
    Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI).
    Once upon a time in Västmanland: the power of narratives or how the “truth” unfolds2016In: ISCRAM 2016 Conference Proceedings: 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management / [ed] Andrea H. Tapia, Pedro Antunes, Victor A. Bañuls, Kathleen Moore & João Porto de Albuquerque, ISCRAM, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In 2014 a small fire started in a forest in central Sweden. Within a few days it developed into the largest wildfire in Sweden in the last 50 years. As the scale of the fire increased, so did the need for direction and coordination of the resources engaged in the response operation. Both official investigators and the research community have studied the challenges and come up with recommendations for improvements of the Swedish crisis management system. All authors of this paper have been involved in such efforts. This paper is a result of us trying to formulate lessons learnt based on several written reports and official discussions. The development of the narratives constructed by individuals involved in the response, investigators and researchers is analyzed. We conclude that researchers need to pay attention to their own role in this development. Maybe there is a need for a game changer on the methodological side?

  • 5011.
    Uhrwing, Magnus
    Swedish Defence University.
    Rysk Operationskonst: Utveckling efter kriget mellan Ryssland och Georgien 20082012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The war between Georgia and Russia awakened the world pretty brutally when a small country like Georgia tried to restore order in South Ossetia. The war between the two countries took place over five days in August 2008. This paper discusses the Russian operational art and its development after the war. The starting point is to test the traditional and classic Russian theory of operational art. The aim is to describe and discuss the Russian operational experience and any developments and trends in the Russian Federation's armed forces. The purpose of describing the theory behind the operational art is to create an independent analysis model. The essay’s analysis is based entirely from qualitative research with the collection of qualitative data in the form of texts and documents with a holistic perspective. Initially, the theory chapter is created from an inductive approach to identify, define and describe the operational concept and principles, creating a theoretical model of explanation. The developed analytical model is based on the Russian theory of operational art and takes off from a deductive approach to the collected empirical data. The results of the performed analysis results are interpreted and the product of this presented in the operational conclusions. Russia had a strategic ability to win the war by means of strategic resources related to tempo, simplicity and shock effect on the Georgian troops. Russia carries out a variety of reforms and the outcome of the war demonstrates the importance of Russia having a strategic capacity to make use of one in the type of conflict that Georgia represents. This success shows that the strategic capabilities are initially a success factor, while the deficiencies in the operational and tactical levels cannot be accepted in the long run, but must be developed. Not least relating of the armed forces. These deficiencies were primarily in intelligence, command and in the sustainment capabilities. It turned out pretty clearly that the Russian armed forces used the classical Russian operational art during the war, but they make use of more modern features such as information operations.

  • 5012.
    Ul Hassan Chaudhary, Waquar
    et al.
    Linköpings Universitet Inst för Tema.
    Sivertun, Åke
    Swedish Defence University, Department of Military Studies, Military-Technology Division.
    Object-Based Analysis of Multispectral RS Data and GIS for Detection of Climate Change Impact on the Karakoram Range Northern Pakistan2015In: Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering A, ISSN 2162-5298, E-ISSN 2162-5301, Vol. A, no 4, p. 303-310Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Changing climate has a great impact on northern area of Pakistan’s environment and is more prone to environmentalchanges impacts than rest of the country due to its high elevation. However, melting glaciers effect not only the local environmentbut also the whole country with frequent and heavy floods. Remote sensing (RS) from Satellites and Airplanes used in GeographicalInformation Systems (GIS) are technologies that can aid in understanding the on-going environmental processes. Furthermore, helpresearchers to observe, understand, forecast and suggest response to changes that occur. It can be natural disasters or man-madedisasters and human induced factors. Still analysis accuracy issues play a vital role for the formulation of any strategy. To achievebetter results, object based analysis methods have been tested. Various algorithms are developed by the analysts to calculate themagnitude of land cover changes. However, they must be evaluated for each environment that is under observation as mountainousareas. Here were object-based methods evaluated in comparison with pixel based. Landslides, soil moisture, soil permeability, snowcover and vegetation cover can be effectively monitored by those methods.

  • 5013.
    Ulfving, Lars
    Swedish Defence University.
    Den stora maskeraden: sovjetrysk militär vilseledning, Maskirovka, sett i ett historiskt perspektiv2000 (ed. 2)Book (Other academic)
  • 5014.
    Ulfving, Lars
    Swedish Defence University.
    Rysk krigskonst - Voennoe iskusstvo: en introduktion till den ryska militärvetenskapen sedd i ett militärteoretiskt, empiriskt och historiskt perspektiv2005 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 5015.
    Ulfving, Lars
    Swedish Defence University.
    Spegellabyrinten: operativ-strategisk underrättelsetjänst - något om teori, empiri och metod2004 (ed. 2)Book (Other academic)
  • 5016.
    Ull, Adam
    Swedish Defence University.
    Är Karolinska Institutets varumärke mer värt än ett människoliv?: En fallstudie om Karolinska Institutets kriskommunikation i samband med Paolo Macchiarini-affären2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Karolinska Instituten är en statlig myndighet. Därmed är det extra viktigt att lagar och regler följs. Karolinska Institutets högsta ledning tillsätts av regeringen och den forskning som bedrivs på Karolinska Institutet är världsledande och har ett högt anseende. Förtroende är ett nyckelord och SVT:s dokumentärserie ”Experimentet” återgav en bild som gav eko i världen. Karolinska Institutets förtroende blev rubbat, etik och moral ifrågasattes och patienter dog. Händelsen benämndes Macchiarini-affären och en kris uppstod för Karolinska Institutet.  

    Utvecklingen i samhället har medfört att en kris är en naturlig del av en organisation och inte något ovanligt. En av de viktigaste processer när en kris sker är en organisations förmåga till en fungerande kriskommunikation. Det har bedrivits forskning på området men eftersom varje händelse är unik med många faktorer som påverkar efterfrågas ytterligare forskning. Forskningen är spridd över flera vetenskapliga områden vilket medför att det kan vara svårt att få ett helhetsgrepp över områdena krishantering och kriskommunikation.

    Denna studie grundar sig i en kvalitativ fallstudie av hur Karolinska Institutet kommunicerat i samband med Macchiarini-affären. Som underlag för den empiriska undersökningen används pressmeddelanden från Karolinska Institutet. Syftet med studien är att undersöka hur Karolinska Institutet har kommunicerat under krisen och se vilka försvarsstrategier utifrån image repair theory Karolinska Institutet använde tillsammans med de retoriska appellformerna. Studien har även ett teoretiskt syfte att sammankoppla de retoriska appellformerna med försvarsstrategier från image repair theory. Kriskommunikation, image repair theory och retorik med utgångspunkt av appellformerna utgör det teoretiska ramverket.

    Analysen och resultatet av denna studie ska bidra med en ökad förståelse för kriskommunikation inom statliga verksamheter och dess förvaltning. Med hjälp av studien kommer det gå att utläsa hur Karolinska Institutet kommunicerat samt se om organisationer kan gynnas av att utgå både från image repair theory samt de retoriska appellformerna i sin kriskommunikation.

  • 5017.
    Ullah, Simon
    Swedish National Defence College.
    DOKTRINUTVECKLING: PÅVERKAR FÖRSVARSALLIANSER?: EN JÄMFÖRELSE MELLAN SVERIGE OCH NORGE2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    ABSTRACT:

    There are many theories of which the doctrine development process is described, both in a generalperspective and more specific for either large or small states. Where one of them shows that smallstates have a limited ability to develop their doctrines, and are required to implement experiencesthat larger states have obtained through international operations and war. This statement is thefoundation of the thesis and is used to analyse the doctrine development process for small statesregardless of membership to a military alliance. The thesis compares Swedish and Norwegianmilitary doctrines through a case study to determine how the doctrine development process isstructured and if it complies with the arguments from the theories about doctrine development.The result of the thesis shows that the process is similar between the countries, and therefore thedoctrines are developed in a similar way, regardless of a membership to a military alliance.

  • 5018.
    Ullberg, Susann
    Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), CRISMART (National Center for Crisis Management Research and Training).
    Argentinean flood management and the logic of omission: The case of Santa Fe City2013In: Stockholm Review of Latin American Studies, ISSN 1654-0204, E-ISSN 1654-0204, no 9, p. 69-81Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    When the disastrous flood, generally referred to as “la Inundación”,occurred in Santa Fe City in 2003, it seemed like a bolt from the blue. Yet, it was far from the first flood to strike the city. Situated between two major rivers, flooding is part of the city’s history since its foundation. The lack of preparedness raises questions about the relation between past experience and future action in matters of disaster management. This article analyses the processes of remembering and forgetting as mediators of this relation. By focusing ethnographically on how these entwined processes playout within the Santa fesinian bureaucracy, following a logic of omission, it is argued that this logic contribute to the normalization of disaster instead of future prevention.

  • 5019.
    Ullberg, Susann
    Swedish National Defence College, Department of Security and Strategic Studies (ISS), CRISMART (National Center for Crisis Management Research and Training).
    De inundados a Inundados: Posdesastre y Movilización Social en Santa Fe, Argentina2011In: Estados Críticos. : La experiencia social de la calamidad / [ed] Sergio Visacovsky, La Plata: Ediciones Al Margen , 2011, p. 91-126Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 5020.
    Ullberg, Susann
    Swedish National Defence College, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), CRISMART (National Center for Crisis Management Research and Training). Socialantropologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet.
    Disaster Memoryscapes: How Social Relations Shape Community Remembering of Catastrophe2010In: Anthropology News, ISSN 1541-6151, E-ISSN 1556-3502, Vol. 51, no 7, p. 12-15Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 5021.
    Ullberg, Susann
    Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), CRISMART (National Center for Crisis Management Research and Training).
    Environmental Crisis in Spain: The Boliden Dam Rupture2001Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The study examines the crisis that developed after the rupture of the Boliden mining dam in Aznalcóllar, Spain in April 1998, which had severe environmental consequences for the area surrounding the Doñana National Park. The case study draws upon minor fieldwork in Spain, in August 1998, including a visit to the affected area and extensive interviewing of crisis managers.

    Emphasis is placed upon how the different Spanish political actors at the national and the regional level coped with the crisis. This is accomplished by scrutinising the decision-making and communication processes set in motion by the accident and portraying the political and cultural contexts in which these took place. Other social actors (such as various Environmental NGOs, the mass media and private individuals) were also of importance to the crisis management, and are thus taken into account in the analysis.

  • 5022.
    Ullberg, Susann
    Swedish National Defence College, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), CRISMART (National Center for Crisis Management Research and Training).
    Ethnographier les mémoires de catastrophes: Terrain translocal à Santa Fe (Argentine)2013In: Le gouvernement des catastrophes / [ed] Sandrine Revet & Julien Langumier, Paris: Karthala, 2013, 1, p. 187-216Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 5023.
    Ullberg, Susann
    Swedish National Defence College, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), CRISMART (National Center for Crisis Management Research and Training).
    La Inundación: katastrofer och minnets politik i Argentina2013In: Antropologi och tid / [ed] Viktorin, Mattias och Charlotta Widmark, Stockholm: Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi , 2013, p. 175-192Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 5024.
    Ullberg, Susann
    Swedish National Defence College, Department of Security and Strategic Studies (ISS), CRISMART (National Center for Crisis Management Research and Training).
    Los Inundados in Santa Fe, Argentina, and the Politics of Disaster Memory2011In: Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management / [ed] Ben Wisner, J.C. Gaillard and Ilan Kelman., London: Routledge , 2011Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 5025.
    Ullberg, Susann
    Swedish National Defence College, Department of Security and Strategic Studies (ISS), CRISMART (National Center for Crisis Management Research and Training).
    ”Pride: Causal Explanations and Accountability in the Wake of the Disaster”2011In: ’The Seven Capital Sins’ / [ed] Göteborg universitet, 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 5026.
    Ullberg, Susann
    Swedish National Defence College, Department of Security and Strategic Studies (ISS), CRISMART (National Center for Crisis Management Research and Training).
    Remembering and Forgetting Risk in Flood Management Planning: The Case of Santa Fe, Argentina2011In: Risk, Uncertainty and Policy / [ed] Mid Sweden University, Östersund, 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 5027.
    Ullberg, Susann
    Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Remembering violence. Anthropological perspectives on intergenerational transmission edited by Argenti, Nicolas and Katharina Schramm2011In: Social Anthropology, ISSN 0964-0282, E-ISSN 1469-8676, Vol. 19, no 1, p. 109-110Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 5028.
    Ullberg, Susann
    Swedish National Defence College, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), CRISMART (National Center for Crisis Management Research and Training).
    Review of “Displaced: life in the Katrina diaspora” (2012) edited by Weber, Lynn & Lori Peek. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. 268 pp.2013In: Social Anthropology, ISSN 0964-0282, E-ISSN 1469-8676, Vol. 21, no 4, p. 596-598Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 5029.
    Ullberg, Susann
    Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), CRISMART (National Center for Crisis Management Research and Training).
    The Buenos Aires Blackout: Argentine Crisis Management Across the Public-Private Divide2005Book (Other academic)
  • 5030.
    Ullberg, Susann
    Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), CRISMART (National Center for Crisis Management Research and Training). Stockholm universitet.
    Watermarks: Urban Flooding and Memoryscape in Argentina2013Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 5031.
    Ullberg, Susann
    Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), CRISMART (National Center for Crisis Management Research and Training).
    Weathering the world: recovery in the wake of the tsunami in a Tamil fishing village, by Hastrup, Frida2012In: Social Anthropology, ISSN 0964-0282, E-ISSN 1469-8676, Vol. 20, no 3, p. 344-345Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 5032.
    Ullberg, Susann
    Swedish National Defence College, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), CRISMART (National Center for Crisis Management Research and Training).
    Weszkalnys, Gisa (2010) “Berlin, Alexanderplatz: Transforming place in a unified Germany.” New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books. 214 pgs.2011In: Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society, ISSN 0355-3930, Vol. 36, no 2, p. 57-Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 5033.
    Ulleberg, Max
    Swedish National Defence College.
    Amfibiebataljon 2014: Ett förband byggt för manöverkrigföring?2011Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay deals with the Amphibious battalion 2014 and maneuver warfare theory, in order to examine whether there exists a causal relationship between military theory and the actual design of an organization.The method is based on a case study of a single organization and an analysis tool, created by the author, which takes as its basis conclusions concerning maneuver warfare, and individual authors' theories. The analysis tool is based on six different parts which consists of general - and specific terms, set against the empirical data as in this case is the Amphibious battalion 2014.The results of the analysis show that there are many similarities between theory and organization, and above all, this can be detected from the specific part of the analysis. On the whole, the analy-sis shows that a causal relationship between theory and form of organization may exist.Key words:Maneuver warfare, William S. Lind, Amphibious battalion 2014, causal relationship.

  • 5034.
    Uller, Lennart
    Swedish National Defence College.
    Soviet Military Power In The Baltic Area: Trapans,A1987In: Journal of Baltic Studies, ISSN 0162-9778, E-ISSN 1751-7877, Vol. 18, no 3, p. 323-324Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 5035. Ullstadius, E.
    et al.
    Carlstedt, Berit
    Swedish National Defence College, Department of Leadership and Management (ILM).
    Gustafsson, J. E.
    Multidimensional item analysis of ability factors in spatial test items2004In: Personality and Individual Differences, ISSN 0191-8869, E-ISSN 1873-3549, Vol. 37, no 5, p. 1003-1012Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Two strategies for solving spatial test items, drawing differently on general ability and visualization, have been shown. These strategies may not only be a matter of individual predilection, but item features may lend themselves more to one or the other strategy. Newly developed techniques for factor analysis and the Mplus program allows items to be analysed as categorical variables together with summarized test results as continuous variables, which enables analyses of the dimensionality of single test items. Five spatial tests in the Computerized Swedish Enlistment test battery were analysed for a representative sample of 18-year old male conscripts (n = 14,925). The items were fitted one by one for each of the five spatial tests together with the rest of the tests into a hierarchical model of intellectual abilities with general (G), verbal (Gc'), spatial ability (Gv') and test specificity (Tspec') as latent variables. All models showed good fit and the items were found generally to load higher on G than on Gv', except for some of the items on the test with limited response time. No systematic increase in G loadings with increasing item difficulty, indicating a shift to an analytical strategy, was revealed.

  • 5036. Ullstadius, E.
    et al.
    Gustafsson, J. E.
    Carlstedt, Berit
    Swedish National Defence College, Department of Leadership and Management (ILM).
    Influence of general and crystallized intelligence on vocabulary test performance2002In: European Journal of Psychological Assessment, ISSN 1015-5759, E-ISSN 2151-2426, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 78-84Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Vocabulary tests, part of most test batteries of general intellectual ability, measure both verbal and general ability. Newly developed techniques for confirmatory factor analysis of dichotomous variables make it possible to analyze the influence of different abilities on the performance on each item. In the testing procedure of the Computerized Swedish Enlistment test battery, eight different subtests of a new vocabulary test were given randomly to subsamples of a representative sample of 18-year-old male conscripts (N = 9001). Three central dimensions of a hierarchical model of intellectual abilities, general (G), verbal (Gc'), and spatial ability (Gv') were estimated under different assumptions of the nature of the data. In addition to an ordinary analysis of covariance matrices, assuming linearity of relations, the item variables were treated as categorical variables in the Mplus program. All eight subtests fit the hierarchical model, and the items were found to load about equally on G and Gc'. The results also indicate that if nonlinearity is not taken into account, the G loadings for the easy items are underestimated. These items, moreover, appear to be better measures of G than the difficult ones. The practical utility of the outcome for item selection and the theoretical implications for the question of the origin of verbal ability are discussed.

  • 5037.
    Unander, Henrik
    Swedish National Defence College.
    Gruppchefer i morgondagens försvarsmakt2009Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden has for decades been contributing UN with troops in international conflicts. But Sweden’s primary objective always been to defend nation borders. Although the primary objective might still be to protect nation borders, the missions abroad has become a bigger priority. The Swedish armed forces are going through a major change and reconstruction to meet this new priority, but is the personnel system adapted as well?  One of the major changes is that Sweden is now leaving a personnel system based on conscripts, and entering a new system based on employed soldiers. But Sweden has, at least not what I could find, ever had a joint plan for educating leaders on group level. Until now. This essay tries to answer the questions: What are the joint demands on group leaders of tomorrow? And how is the education adapted to meet these required demands?

  • 5038.
    Undén, Pernille
    Swedish National Defence College.
    Nordiskt försvarsmaterielsamarbete från ett aktörsperspektiv2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Nordiskt försvarssamarbete har utvecklats sedan kalla kriget slut och de nordiska länderna jobbar idag inom fem gemensamma försvarsområden; Förmågor, (ii) Försvarsmateriel, (iii) Mänskliga resurser och utbildning, (iv) Träning och övningar samt (v) Operationer. Denna undersökning har begränsats till att endast studera försvarsmaterielsamarbete. Denna uppsats har varit att, utifrån två bilaterala försvarsmaterielprojekt som påbörjats men som har avbrutits, jämföra likheter och skillnader i syfte att förstå vilka faktorer som har inverkat på försvarsmaterielsamarbetena, såväl positiva som negativa. Det centrala för uppsatsen har varit att identifiera vilka faktorer som har bidragit till att försvarsmaterielsamarbetena har avbrutits samt dra vissa slutsatser som kan ha betydelse inför eventuella framtida nordiska försvarsmaterielsamarbeten. Metoden för uppsatsen har varit jämförande av två fallstudier där empirin i huvudsak har byggts på intervjuer med deltagande länders aktörer på både politisk- och myndighetsnivå. De fallstudier som har studerats är; AMOS-projektet - samarbetet mellan Sverige och Finland samt Archer-projektet - samarbetet mellan Norge och Sverige. Trots att det fanns förutsättningar i form av möjliggörande och pådrivande faktorer så var det andra faktorer som bidrog till att försvåra och slutligen avbryta försvarsmaterielsamarbetena. De mest framhävande faktorerna som fick negativ betydelse för samarbetet var; (i) målsättningar och intentioner, (ii) tradition och kultur, (iii) tillit, (vi) försvarsindustri, (v) integration och nationell handlingsfrihet samt (vi) organisationers inverkan på samarbete. Slutsatsen av undersökningen är att problemen var kopplade till främst två orsaker; (i) brist på tillit och (ii) oförmåga att göra kompromisser.

  • 5039.
    Unnerbäck, Isak
    Swedish National Defence College. Univerzita obrany v Brne .
    Analysis of Unmanned Ground Vehicles systems.2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 12 credits / 18 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    With the increasing quantity of soldier equipment in some cases weighing up to 50kg per soldier, a need to decrease the workload of the soldier emerges. There are several conventional solutions in the working, amongst them there are unmanned ground vehicles. But pack animals has for a long time played a major role in war, as modes of transportation, logistics and battle. This study will compare two UGV:s the LS3 and the TAROS V2 to the horse. The purpose is to compare old technology to new to a relatively new problem of high equipment weight.The method used to compare is a military technical system analysis, with the use of a multi-criteria and SWOT analysis. The result of the comparison is that the one of the UGV:s have better mobility and endurance that are up to date with today’s standards.

  • 5040.
    Unogård, Erik
    Swedish Defence University.
    Mjuka värden och lull-lull: Om varför Försvarsmaktens värdegrund inte upplevs som tydlig och gemensam2012Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Since previous research suggests that the core values of the Armed Forces' are not perceived as legible and united as intended, the purpose of this thesis has been to resolve why. Using a questionnaire, the participating officers have been asked to answer questions about what/how they know and think about the core values.

    The majority of the respondents were in fact both familiar with and fully or partially sympathetic to the core values. Regrettably, the low response rate meant significant barriers to the selection of and prohibited general conclusions about the issued population. Nevertheless, the results enabled the conclusion that the core values are being accepted and applied to some degree but have not been fully embedded and incorporated. Trying to draw additional conclusions about the anticipated occurrences of others mistakes seemed capricious.

  • 5041.
    Uppström, Henrik
    Swedish National Defence College.
    Svensk ubåtsjaktförmåga: en undersökning om utvecklingen av taktikreglemente och organisation2014Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    De senaste åren har svensk försvarsförmåga aktualiserats i media som bristande. I dagens Europa har det säkerhetspolitiska läget blivit alltmer uppmärksammat. Med tanke på hur utvecklingen ser ut är det i högsta grad relevant att utvärdera svensk försvarsförmåga för eventuellt framtida hot.

    En del av vårt försvar som varit aktuellt och som fick mycket uppmärksamhet under 1980-talet var marinen och den ubåtsjakt som bedrevs då. Det blir återigen intressant att utvärdera hur mycket den svenska marinen har kvar av denna förmåga i händelse av ett ökat behov av nationellt försvar.

    Den fråga som ställs är hur utvecklingen av marinens ubåtsjakt inom ramen för förmåga och organisation faktiskt har sett ut. Genom att välja ut reglementen, och genomföra en kvalitativ textanalys på dem så skapar man ett underlag för jämförelse. Denna jämförelse besvarar sedan frågeställningen hur svensk ubåtsjaktförmåga har utvecklats. Det reglemente som valts för denna kvalitativa textanalys är Taktikreglemente för Flottan (1987) och det jämförs med resultatet för det nuvarande Taktikreglemente för marinstridskrafterna 1(A) (2010).

    Resultatet av undersökningen visar att det är en snarlik utveckling inom taktikreglemente vad som avser ubåtsjaktförmåga, dock så varierar ubåtsjaktorganisationen mycket. Att jämföra enheter som genomför ubåtsjakt är väsentligt men komplext då det kräver flera systemanalyser för att kunna besvara hur kvalitet och kvantitet har varierat med åren.

  • 5042.
    Urban, Edlund
    Swedish National Defence College.
    Specialiserade markstridsförband som ett svenskt militärstrategiskt specialområde2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this essay has been to study a special category of ground forces, designatedSpecialised Ground Forces, in the context of a Swedish security policy with a focus onmatters outside Sweden’s borders, yet within a European context. To fulfil the aim newmilitary strategy challenges are examined. The following questions are posed:1. What significance could the Specialised Ground Forces be assigned to achieve in view ofthe objectives of Swedish military strategic?2. What role can the Specialised Ground Forces assume within the broader participation ofSwedish Armed Forces in international operations?3. What role can the Specialised Ground Forces have when compared to equivalentEuropean forces?4. What role could the Specialised Ground Forces play against the backdrop of deficienciesand needs related to the European Security and Defence Policy deficiencies when itcomes to military capability and forces?I have studied texts and analysed the objectives of Swedish military strategy, the complexityof today’s military operations and the deficiencies of European Security and Defence Policyconcerning military capability and forces have been studied and analysed. Furthermore,French, British, Finnish and Norwegian Armed Forces’ general structures have beencompared to detect both similarities and differences.The overall conclusion is that the Specialised Ground Forces could be given a moreprominent position within Swedish military strategy. They contribute in a significant way tothe national rapid response capability and, in a Swedish as well as European perspective theybridge the he gap between Special Operations Forces on the one hand and ManoeuvreForces on the other hand.

  • 5043.
    Utas, Mats
    Swedish National Defence College, Department of Security and Strategic Studies (ISS), Strategy Section.
    Malignant Organisms: continuities of state-run violence in rural Liberia2009In: Crisis of the state: War and social upheaval / [ed] Bruce Kapferer and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2009, p. 256-291Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 5044.
    Utas, Mats
    Swedish National Defence College, Department of Security and Strategic Studies (ISS), Strategy Section.
    Sexual abuse survivors and the complex of traditional healing: (G)local Prospects in the Aftermath of an African War2009Report (Other academic)
  • 5045.
    Utas, Mats
    Swedish National Defence College, Department of Security and Strategic Studies (ISS), Strategy Section.
    The index finger of justice: Democratization in Sierra Leone2009In: Annual Report /Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, ISSN 1104-5256, Vol. 2008, p. 28-30Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 5046.
    Utas, Mats
    et al.
    Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), Strategy Section.
    Jörgel, Magnus
    Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), Strategy Section.
    The West Side Boys: military navigation in the Sierra Leone civil war2008In: Journal of Modern African Studies, ISSN 0022-278X, E-ISSN 1469-7777, Vol. 46, no 3, p. 487-511Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The West Side Boys were one of several military actors in the Sierra Leonean civil war (1991–2002). A splinter group of the army, the WSB emerged as a key player in 1999–2000. In most Western media accounts, the WSB appeared as nothing more than renegade, anarchistic bandits, devoid of any trace of long-term goals. By contrast, this article aims to explain how the WSB used well-devised military techniques in the field; how their history and military training within the Sierra Leone army shaped their notion of themselves and their view of what they were trying to accomplish; and, finally, how military commanders and politicians employed the WSB as a tactical instrument in a larger map of military and political strategies. It is in the politics of a military economy that this article is grounded.

  • 5047.
    Utas, Mats
    et al.
    Swedish National Defence College, Department of Security and Strategic Studies (ISS), Strategy Section.
    Rudén, Fanny
    Sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeeping operations in contemporary Africa2009Report (Other academic)
  • 5048.
    Utter, Leif
    Swedish National Defence College.
    Svenska stridsvagnar i utlandstjänst2009Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 5049.
    Vaattovaara, Filip
    Swedish Defence University.
    Traditionell luftmaktsteori och våldsverkande luftoperationer i upprorsbekämpning2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis examines whether traditional air power theory complements counterinsurgency air power theory in kinetic counterinsurgency operations. The reason being that there is some discrepancy in the theories of how air power can be used in counterinsurgency. Winning a revolutionary war requires a graduated spectrum of violence; whereas, traditionally air power is characterized as only using the kinetic, hard power, end of that spectrum.

    The purpose is to test Robert Pape’s air power theory of military coercion by denial, motivated by the theory’s agreement with current research of air power in counterinsurgency. This thesis is a comparative case study examining two, similar and successful counterinsurgency operations, Operation Anaconda and Operation Medusa.

    Findings show that denial is quite prominent when direct support of ground forces occurs; whereas operational and strategic interdiction indicate low or no occurrence. This study strengthens the theory’s applicatory power in a counterinsurgency context, and suggests it can complement current research on counterinsurgency air power in kinetic usage. 

  • 5050.
    Valkner, Magnus Chr.
    Swedish National Defence College.
    Clausewitz teorier om krigens natur vurdert i et teknologisk perspektiv2005Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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