(Somewhat) Willing & Able: The Use of Caveats in Coalition Warfare

Derek Ray
During the course of coalition warfare, many states choose to limit the actions and types of missions their troop contributions can perform through the use of caveats. This self-limiting behavior is bemoaned for how it complicates military planning and reduces the military efficiency of the coalition as a whole; yet countries continue to impose self-limiting caveats on their troops. This dissertation demonstrates that the origin of caveats in coalition warfare lies in the differences between...
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