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The Role of Doctrine

David Barno and Nora Bensahel

in Adaptation under Fire: How Militaries Change in Wartime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190672058
eISBN:
9780190937348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672058.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the role of doctrine in military adaptation and how it prepares commanders and soldiers for the fog and friction of the battlefield. It argues that doctrine must remain flexible ... More


The People and the Army Are One Hand: Myths and Their Translations

Sarah Hawas

in Translating Egypt's Revolution: The Language of Tahrir (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165337
eISBN:
9781617971303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165337.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Addresses the question of how to translate the use of slogans in simultaneous support and opposition to the army from January well into the time of writing in August 2011. Through the varying terms ... More


"The People's Army"

Joel Gordon

in Nasser's Blessed Movement: Egypt's Free Officers and the July RevolutionWith a New Introduction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167782
eISBN:
9781617978180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167782.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the extent to which the Free Officers formed a political ethos that inclined them toward intervention in civilian politics during the conspiratorial stage. The Free Officers' ... More


Wind in the Reeds

Wafaa EL Sadik and Rüdiger Heimlich

in Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures: My Life in Egyptology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774168253
eISBN:
9781617978173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the author's childhood in 1956. On July 26, 1956, Gamal Abdel Nasser declared that he was nationalizing the Suez Canal and would use the income from the canal's operations to ... More


The Enemy Within

Ozan O. Varol

in The Democratic Coup d'État

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190626013
eISBN:
9780190626051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626013.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

The armed forces serve as the iron fist of some dictatorships. For several reasons, a military whose primary mission is fighting the political enemy within is in a poor position to serve as a ... More


Friends with Benefits

Ozan O. Varol

in The Democratic Coup d'État

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190626013
eISBN:
9780190626051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626013.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter argues that militaries will tend to support dictatorships when their interests are aligned. Even when the military doesn’t share the dictator’s ideology, military officers may support ... More


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