Matei, Florina Cristiana

Matei, Florina Cristiana. 2011. Developing Effective Armed Forces in the Twenty First Century: Case Studies of New Democracies. Journal of Defense Resource Management Vol. 2, no. 1 (April): 21-38. (accessed 19 January 2012).

The purpose of this article is to contribute to a better understanding of the contemporary value for democracy of the relationship between elected leaders and the armed forces. It discusses why it is important and what newer democracies can do to successfully develop effective armed forces. The article provides “lessons learned/best practices” of achieving effectiveness from three developing democracies – Chile, Hungary, and, Mongolia.

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