Soldiers Drawn into Politics?: Civil-Military Relations, Hybrid Military Spaces and the Future of Interventions
2013 (English)In: The armed forces: towards a post-interventionist era? / [ed] Gerhard Kümmel, Bastian Giegerich, Frankfurt: Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2013, 29-40 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
In January 2012, a video depicting U.S. soldiers urinating on Afghan dead bodies was released. Mr George Little, a Pentagon spokesman, declared that the footage was “utterly deplorable”, and this was followed by similar statements by other high-ranking U.S. government officials (Bowley/Rosenberg 2012). The behavior of these soldiers had dramatic political consequences for the reputation of U.S. soldiers abroad and for their credibility and legitimacy in respect to military operations in Afghanistan.
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Frankfurt: Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2013. 29-40 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-191419DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-01286-1ISBN: 978-3-658-01285-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-191419DiVA: diva2:585627