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The Reserve Policies of Nations: A Comparative Analysis

  title={The Reserve Policies of Nations: A Comparative Analysis},
  author={Richard Weitz},
Abstract : While the American defense community has naturally been preoccupied with the extensive transformation of the U.S. reserve components in recent years, equally critical developments in the reserve policies of the world's other major military powers have received less attention. The inevitability of continued American engagement with these countries means that their changing policies are highly relevant to the United States. American defense planners should therefore keep abreast of… 
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