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Abstract Details

 
AUTHOR NAME
 
Family Name:
saidy
 
First Name:
brahim
 
ABSTRACT OF PAPER
 
Title of Paper:
Unified Military Command for the GCC Countries
 
Paper Proposal Text :
___ The 34th GCC summit held in Kuwait City on 10 December 2013 announced the formation of a unified military command structure. This move reflects the commitment of the GCC to establish a credible joint defense force able to facilitate the goal of collective security in this region. In strictly theoretical terms, this research seeks to codify the correlation between the concept of the military command as the exercise of authority by a properly designated commander over attached forces in the accomplishment of the mission, and the concept of the threat as a key element in any defense system. This correlation allows to understand if a unified command synchronizes the meaning of threat or not. On the practical side, this research aims, beyond the divergent individual member-state threat perceptions and national interests, to demonstrate the opportunities related to this unified command in terms of regional integration of GCC armed forces (e.g., interoperability, unification of the weapons systems, definition of a clear mission direction for the armed forces provided by the political leadership, creation of a new generation of Gulf officers,...)
 
 
 

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