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Stunde Null and the ‘construction’ of West German strategic culture

Kerry Longhurst

in Germany and the Use of Force: The Evolution of German Security Policy 1990-2003

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067082
eISBN:
9781781700570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067082.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter is concerned with the formation of West German strategic culture. It examines several aspects of the rearmament process during the 1950s and estimates the external and internal factors ... More


Germany and the use of force I: adjusting to life after the Cold War

Kerry Longhurst

in Germany and the Use of Force: The Evolution of German Security Policy 1990-2003

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067082
eISBN:
9781781700570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067082.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter studies the events that occurred during the late 1980s up to 1999. These include the legal-political out-of-area debate, the development of the Bundeswehr and Germany's engagement in a ... More


The Bundeswehr: a force for good?

Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen

in Germany, Pacifism and Peace Enforcement

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072680
eISBN:
9781781701386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072680.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter analyses how German soldiers, despite increased risk to life and limb, remarkably quickly came to accept the new international tasks and how they were willing to work as part of a ... More


Conclusion

Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen

in Germany, Pacifism and Peace Enforcement

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072680
eISBN:
9781781701386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072680.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter attempts to answer the threefold question why Germany changed, what it has become and what that means to Germany's partners. It discusses the respective roles of systemic pressure, ... More


Operational Thinking in the Age of the Atom

Gerhard P. Gross

David T. Zabecki (ed.)

in The Myth and Reality of German Warfare: Operational Thinking from Moltke the Elder to Heusinger

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813168371
eISBN:
9780813168401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168371.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

Unlike the downfall of 1918, that of 1945 changed fundamentally a central element of German operational thinking. Divided into two states, Germany moved from being the center of Europe to being the ... More


Conclusion

Gerhard P. Gross

David T. Zabecki (ed.)

in The Myth and Reality of German Warfare: Operational Thinking from Moltke the Elder to Heusinger

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813168371
eISBN:
9780813168401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168371.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

In the end, German operational thinking during the era of the world wars was based on warfare in a vacuum, where neither the population nor politics—in fact, only the military—moved across the ... More


Germans in the Taliban Stalingrad: Fighting the kunduz Insurgency

Guido W. Steinberg

in German Jihad: On the Internationalization of Islamist Terrorism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159920
eISBN:
9780231500531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159920.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter discusses the effects of the internationalization process discussed in the previous chapter, which became most palpable in the German area of operations in northern Afghanistan, where ... More


The Rocky Road to Networked and Effects-Based Expeditionary Forces: Military Transformation in the Bundeswehr

Heiko Borchert

in A Transformation Gap?: American Innovations and European Military Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763776
eISBN:
9780804781800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763776.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter demonstrates that the Bundeswehr is fully absorbed in a demanding a transformation process with a distinctly German footprint. It reviews the German understanding of defense ... More


Germany

Ina Kraft

in The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198790501
eISBN:
9780191831737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790501.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter provides an analysis of the changes that German defence has undergone since 1990. Two developments shaped German defence after the end of the cold war: First, the German armed forces ... More


The Strategist of Balance

Kristina Spohr

in The Global Chancellor: Helmut Schmidt and the Reshaping of the International Order

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198747796
eISBN:
9780191810695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747796.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

Schmidt had been one of the architects of Ostpolitik—a point often overlooked—but, unlike Brandt, he believed that relations with the Soviet bloc had to be understood in the context of the East–West ... More


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