By Are John Knudsen,Tine Gade
This quantity examines Lebanon’s post-2011 protection dilemmas and the tenuous civil-military family. The Syrian civil warfare has strained the Lebanese military’ (LAF) team spirit and threatens its neutrality – its such a lot valued resources in a divided society. The spill-over from the Syrian civil struggle and Hezbollah’s army engagement has magnified the protection demanding situations dealing with the military, making it a goal. tremendous international delivers have sought to reinforce its army potential, stabilize the rustic and include the Syria difficulty. even though, as this quantity demonstrates, the genuine weak spot of the LAF isn't its loss of subtle armoury, however the fragile civil–military kin that compromise its scuffling with strength, 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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Civil-Military Relations in Lebanon: Conflict, Cohesion and Confessionalism in a Divided Society by Are John Knudsen,Tine Gade