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War by Others’ Means: Delivering Effective Partner Force Capacity Building


In a world of powerful states, countries are likely to partner their armed forces to achieve common aims. Efforts to build capacity in partner forces will play a crucial role.

A new era of great power competition places a strategic premium on the efficiency with which states can pursue their aims. There is therefore likely to be an expanded scope for partnered operations. Partner force capacity building has a long history, with very mixed results, yet there is little historical memory in the institutions tasked with carrying it out. War by Others’ Means uses archival research, interviews with practitioners, and observation of capacity building to

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Dr Jack Watling

Research Fellow, Land Warfare

Military Sciences

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Nick Reynolds

Research Analyst, Land Warfare

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