“Too Sweet and Innocent for War”?

  title={“Too Sweet and Innocent for War”?},
  author={Liora Sion},
  journal={Armed Forces & Society},
  pages={454 - 474}
  • Liora Sion
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Armed Forces & Society
  • Based on anthropological fieldwork, this article studies the experience of two Dutch peacekeeping units: the “Grizzly” artillery battery that was deployed to Kosovo in 1999 (KFOR2) and the “Bulldog” infantry company that was deployed to Bosnia in 2000 (SFOR8). By examining the units’ experience from training through deployment, this article argues that the Dutch army is a threatened organization that suffers from a relatively low status in society. The army gains support mainly by performing… CONTINUE READING
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