Wartime Alliances versus Coalition Warfare: How Institutional Structure Matters in the Multilateral Prosecution of Wars

Weitsman, Patricia A.
June 2010
Strategic Studies Quarterly;Summer2010, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p113
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's insights on the difference in the ability of alliance and coalition operations to prosecute wars. According to the author, the motion of coalition in a state such as the U.S. can perform operational effectiveness while wartime alliances such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) act for political strength in warfare. Moreover, the author also mentions the role of institutional adaptation to guarantee successful military missions during wars.


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