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The boots on the ground. The debate on the future of military interventions (DIEEEA08-2018)

After decades of military interventions since the end of World War II, the "boots on the ground boots" debate remains open without a clear preference for the choice of external military interventions, or the delegation of responsibility of operations in local forces. The current scenarios show a new dimension of war characterized by conflicts that perpetuate over time and wherein it is very difficult to achieve victory. At a time when the most realistic geopolitical visions seem to be imposed in large areas of the world and wherein technology associated with globalization has given war a destructive power unthinkable at previous times, it is more necessary than ever to properly solve this debate if we want to prevent current and future conflicts from becoming insoluble.

Author: Ignacio Fuente Cobo


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