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A Separate Peace? Reconsidering Post-conflict Military Occupation

Barnes, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-2814-5100 (2020). A Separate Peace? Reconsidering Post-conflict Military Occupation. British Journal for Military History, doi: 10.25602/GOLD.bjmh.v6i3.1433


This research note makes the case for further historical work comparing the military occupations of Japan and Iraq. Despite serious differences, a comparison of these two related events reveals long-term trends. These include Anglo-American strategic and economic thinking, questions of legitimacy in military occupations, how policy planning works, the problem of interagency rivalry in foreign policy making, and the limitations of advance planning.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2019, British Journal for Military History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D731 World War II
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
U Military Science
Departments: School of Policy & Global Affairs > International Politics
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