The Effectiveness Of Military Advisors In The Global War On Terror

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The Effectiveness of Military Advisors in the Global War on Terror


This paper discusses the effectiveness s of the military advisors in fighting the war on terror and the requirement of mutual trust and understanding among the alliance of the foreign forces. Currently, no state alone can fight against the terrorism, and the aim of the U.S military advisors is to gain support from the foreign forces and build the environment of information sharing and mutual trust. Based on this hypothesis, the research identifies if the relationship of trust, integration and information sharing increase the effectiveness of military advisors in fighting the war on terror. The research uses qualitative study design since the subject is descriptive and needs an in-depth understanding of the role of the foreign forces, and support in the effectiveness of military advisors. The sample size is 50 individual who belong to the U.S department of state. To ensure study reliability and validity, the analyses uses the coding method, where the response of individuals is coded in order to avoid error in interpretation. The purpose is to find if the cooperation of the foreign forces is subject to trust and integration. This collaboration can be the most important factor of military advisors' effectiveness worldwide.

Table of Contents



Problem statement8

Significance of the Study8


Theoretical Framework9

The Idealist and Realistic Approach9

Theory of Military Alliance11

Literature Review14

Military Advisor's Mission15

The Integration of the Global Military Strategy15

Support of European Forces18

NATO and a Strategic Military Partnership19

Information Sharing20

Mutual Support21


Political Support to Further the Military Objectives27

Military Intervention and Support of Foreign Forces29


Use of Qualitative Methodology32

Research Design32

Why Using Qualitative Design34



Data Collection37

Data Analysis39

Reliability and Validity41

Study Limitations43



End Notes48

The Effectiveness of Military Advisors in the Global War on Terror


The War on Terrorism is a campaign of United States supported by several members of NATO and other allies, with the stated purpose of ending terrorism Post modernly, systematically eliminating the terrorist groups as considered by the Organization United Nations (UN). In addition to, all those suspect of belonging to these groups, based on the universal declaration of human rights, and put an end to the alleged sponsorship of terrorism by states. This Postmodern offensive was launched by the Bush administration after the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 in New York and Washington, DC, by al-Qaeda. It became a central part of the foreign and domestic policy of former U.S. President, George W. Bush, supported by other States. The report of the Long Commission in the United States into the suicide attacks on the American marine barracks in Beirut in 1985, advocated a military response to terrorism in the future. There was already a strong body of opinion within the American government that terrorism had to be viewed as war. Could the military respond? Defining terrorism as 'war' placed undue pressure on the military against an ever changing protagonist - Shi'ite terrorists in Lebanon, leftist groups in Europe, revolutionary organizations in Latin America or transnational suicide bombers. Even the US military cannot be everywhere at once.

The Commission went on to say that fighting terrorism was not ...
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