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By Martin Holland

This moment variation appears to be like on the first decade of the typical international and protection coverage (CFSP) of the eu Union. based initially of the Balkan wars within the Nineties and celebrating its 10th anniversary within the wake of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the CFSP has definitely confronted huge demanding situations. This e-book explores how the CFSP has coped and the way it must adapt so one can live to tell the tale the future.

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The understandable hope behind such analyses is to create universally applicable guidelines for the early adoption of revolutionary technologies, thus shortening developmental timelines and making the entire process cheaper. The effort, unfortunately, is misconceived. 35 Ackoff, ‘‘A Revolution in Organizational Concepts,’’ 7–8. Karl R. Popper, The Poverty of Historicism (New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1964). 34 35 ................. , historical events). These issues will be considered in turn. Impact of Social Structure In one respect, a concern with the historical origin of a complex of technologies, operational concepts, and organizations may yield useful insights into particular features of that complex.

37 The pyramid-shaped hierarchical structure of today’s railroad organizations, invented in the nineteenth century, is much different from the flat structure of late-twentieth-century software design firms. Furthermore, some organizational forms could not be invented until the social conditions appropriate to them had been created. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, for instance, mass armies could not have been created, maintained, and moved without the widespread literacy necessary for administrative tasks.

In an essay written in 1903, Henderson complained that the British army had no institutional means to collect and analyze battlefield experience. ’’ The Science of War, 418–419. See also Travers, The Killing Ground (London: Allen and Unwin, 1987). 57 Perry D. Jamieson, Crossing the Deadly Ground: United States Army Tactics, 1865– 1899 (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1994), 62. 58 Lt. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, in his November 1884 Annual Report of the Lt. Gen. of the Army, predicted combat operations much along the lines of World War I’s western front.

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