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By Mark Y.D. Wang

In June 1998, U.S. vice chairman Al Gore and the nationwide Partnership for Reinventing executive awarded a staff of U.S. military logisticians and RAND analysts the Hammer Award in reputation of a good accomplishment: streamlining military logistics. for many years, the functionality of military logistics fell gradually at the back of top advertisement practices. military mechanics could wait on common a month for spare components from far-off offer depots that allows you to fix a down weapon approach. at the present time a high-velocity, streamlined military provide method can provide spare components in part the time it took to carry them simply three years prior. in truth, nowadays it acutally takes much less time to get a spare half from a military offer depot than from a advertisement seller.

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Rather, the questions about partition have always been three: 1 2 3 Is partition the only feasible negotiated solution to ethnic civil war? If not, do the benefits of partition outweigh the human costs of organized population transfers? Does partition increase the likelihood of violent conflict within each of the separated groups? The primary theoretical shortcoming in Kaufmann’s work is his assumption that each ethnic group is monolithic, at least during and after inter-ethnic civil war. In reality, ethnic groups have internal divisions, even during violent conflict against other groups, which has two important implications.

55 To Kaufmann’s credit, none of the eight settlements he attributes to regional autonomy actually qualifies as power-sharing. But one case comes close and most of the other wars never actually ended at all. 58 Israel’s struggle against the Palestinians continues after collapse of the 1993 Oslo peace accords. Also, as noted above, autonomy agreements have failed to settle the Philippines’ struggle against the Moro, or Bangladesh’s versus the Chittagong tribes, while Georgia’s war against secessionist Abkhazia is frozen by the intervention of Russian troops.

ESDP encourages the Europeans to develop enhanced military capabilities, which has been a priority in NATO for years. For example, the Union has developed the European Defence Agency. This is not a recreation of an American acquisition command – it is not set up to produce or contract for weapons system – but a way to assess the capabilities needed by the Union and coordinate their development. This supports the development of capabilities that will help NATO, because a higher degree of inter-state coordination will be acceptable with the Union context than would be within NATO.

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