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The Swedish Presence in Afghanistan
Security and Defence Transformation




ISBN 9781472474094
Published August 2, 2016 by Routledge
202 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

This book delivers on two analytical levels. First, it is a broad study of Sweden as an international actor, an actor that at least for a brief period tried to play a different international role than that to which it was accustomed. Second, the book problematizes the role of international military missions as drivers for change in the security and defence field. Several perspectives and levels of analysis are covered, from the macro level of strategic discourse to the micro level of the experiences of individual commanders. The book focuses upon Sweden and its participation in the international military mission in Afghanistan during 2002-2012 and also contributes to the growing literature evaluating the mission in Afghanistan, the security practice which has dominated the security and defence discourse of Western Europe for the last decade.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Arita Holmberg and Jan Hallenberg

2. Conceptual Framework

Arita Holmberg and Jan Hallenberg

3. Swedish Strategy and the Afghan Experience: From Neutrality to Ambiguity

Jan Angstrom and Erik Noreen

4. Swedish Use of Force and the International Legal Framework: The Legacy of Afghanistan

Inger Osterdahl

5. MOTs, Juliette and Omelettes: Temporary, Tactical Adaptations as the Postmodern, Interoperable Force Awaits the Anticipated Operation?

Magnus Johnsson

6. Military Technological Aspects of the Swedish Mission to Afghanistan

Ake Sivertun

7. Leadership Lessons: New Challenges for Smaller Nations in Multinational, Highly Stressful Missions

Gerry Larsson, Aida Alvinius, Maria Fors Brandebo, Peder Hyllengren, Sofia Nilsson and Alicia Ohlsson

8. Introducing Gender Perspectives in Operations: Afghanistan as a Catalyst

Robert Egnell

9. A Veteran at Last: The Afghan Experience and Swedish Veterans Policy

Ralph Sundberg

10. Conclusions

Arita Holmberg and Jan Hallenberg

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Biography

Arita Holmberg is Associate Professor in Political Science at the Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership at the Swedish Defence University, Sweden.

Jan Hallenberg is Professor in Political Science at the Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership at the Swedish Defence University, Sweden.