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Civil-Military Relations in Lebanon: Conflict, Cohesion and by Are John Knudsen,Tine Gade

By Are John Knudsen,Tine Gade

This quantity examines Lebanon’s post-2011 protection dilemmas and the tenuous civil-military family members. The Syrian civil battle has strained the Lebanese military’ (LAF) harmony and threatens its neutrality – its so much valued resources in a divided society. The spill-over from the Syrian civil battle and Hezbollah’s army engagement has magnified the safety demanding situations dealing with the military, making it a objective. giant overseas promises have sought to bolster its army power, stabilize the rustic and include the Syria drawback. despite the fact that, as this quantity demonstrates, the genuine weak point of the LAF isn't really its loss of subtle armoury, however the fragile civil–military kinfolk that compromise its scuffling with energy, cripple its neutrality and disclose it to accusations of partisanship and political bias. This testifies to either the significance of and the demanding situations dealing with multi-confessional armies in deeply divided countries. 

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