Requiem For An Army / Edition 1

Requiem For An Army / Edition 1

by Dale R. Herspring
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847687198

ISBN-13: 9780847687190

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Building on a strong foundation of primary sources, this unique study traces the role of East Germany's military (NVA) in the country's unification with West Germany. Utilizing interviews with and questionnaires from NVA officers, Herspring unravels the puzzle of the NVA's decision against using force to save the political system it was sworn to serve. The author

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Building on a strong foundation of primary sources, this unique study traces the role of East Germany's military (NVA) in the country's unification with West Germany. Utilizing interviews with and questionnaires from NVA officers, Herspring unravels the puzzle of the NVA's decision against using force to save the political system it was sworn to serve. The author also examines the integration of a select minority of officers and NC's into the Bundeswehr. Illuminating the problems encountered by the Bundeswehr as it incorporated these individuals, Herspring constructs an ideal type of officer in one of the most politicized and tightly controlled of all communist militaries. His findings will be invaluable for all military-political specialists and for anyone interested in the process of transition from authoritarian/totalitarian to democratic systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847687190
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Part I: Background to Crisis Chapter 2 The NVA: The Key to the GDR's Soviet Policy Part 3 Part II: The End of the NVA Chapter 4 The Beginning of the End: Honecker Is Ousted Chapter 5 Krenz Picks Up the Pieces: The NVA Is Depoliticized Chapter 6 Modrow Tries to Salvage Socialism: The Military on the Verge of Collapse Chapter 7 The First Democratically Elected Government: Epplemann Crusades for Two German Armies Part 8 Part III: Integrating the NVA into the Bundeswehr Chapter 9 Integrating NVA Personnel into a Democratic Military: The Machinery Chapter 10 The NVA Professional: Making the Transition Chapter 11 Lessons from the NVA Chapter 12 Appendix 1: Key East German Military Leaders Chapter 13 Apendix 2: Questionnaire Answered by Former NVA Officers Chapter 14 Notes Chapter 15 Index

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