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The momentum of change. Germany and the use of force II: from Afghanistan to Iraq

Kerry Longhurst

in Germany and the Use of Force

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780719067082
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700570 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719067082.003.0005
The momentum of change. Germany and the use of force II: from Afghanistan to Iraq

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This chapter centres on the German responses to September 11 2001 and the ‘War on Terror’. It examines the post-Cold War transformation of the role of the Bundeswehr in the 1990s and tries to assess the nature and extent of change in German strategic culture. It also shows how strategic culture affects policy behaviour. This chapter determines that in the aftermath of the war in Iraq, the Iraq German security policy became focused on three interconnected matters, namely: the reform of the Bundeswehr, the creation of a practical European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP), and the re-building of relations between Germany and the US.

Keywords: German responses; War on Terror; post-Cold War transformation; policy behaviour; aftermath; Iraq German security policy; European Security and Defence Policy; US-Germany relations

Chapter.  8244 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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