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Army DiplomacyAmerican Military Occupation and Foreign Policy after World War II$
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Walter M. Hudson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813160979

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813160979.001.0001

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The Postwar Occupation Experience and Its Lessons for the Army

The Postwar Occupation Experience and Its Lessons for the Army

(p.261) Conclusion The Postwar Occupation Experience and Its Lessons for the Army
Army Diplomacy

Walter M. Hudson

University Press of Kentucky

The conclusion begins by focusing on a series of recommendations, reports, and studies prepared during the early postwar period that analyzed the successes and failures of the army’s occupation efforts. These documents highlighted the need to institutionalize the lessons of the postwar occupations. However, as the Cold War lengthened into a protracted, highly political struggle, the army concluded that warfare had moved beyond the conventional, nation-state type. Accordingly, the World War II military government paradigm, premised on occupation of a nation-state following major conflict, faded in significance. In retrospect, as the German, Austrian, and Korean occupations reveal in both their successes and failures, postwar occupations are highly complex problems that resist definitive, doctrinal solutions.

Keywords:   Postwar occupation, lessons learned, design theory, hermeneutics, bureaucratic reform, postwar army doctrine

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