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The Hungarian Military and the War on Terror
The Hungarian Military and the War on Terror

Author(s): Péter Marton, Péter Wagner
Subject(s): Politics
Published by: PISM Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Hungary; NATO

Summary/Abstract: A very important effect of the Iraq and Afghanistan missions is that more soldiers than ever before have acquired experience in a NATO or other international environment during these years. Although Hungary was represented in battalion strength in the missions of the 1990s, these missions, by their nature, necessitated only low-intensity contact with other allied forces. Tasks in Afghanistan required much more transparent and comprehensive cooperation with an entire coalition of countries and a host of other players. At any one time, about a quarter of the mission personnel were engaged in individual assignments, which meant that they were working in a foreign-language environment 24 hours a day. Since 2003, but especially since 2006, hundreds of Hungarian soldiers have experienced the culture of international cooperation, and this has certainly affected their professional knowledge and overall attitude.

  • Issue Year: 23/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 107-120
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English