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Для сайта:Мир книгCampaign - Награжденный призом курс английского языка для вооруженных сил. Удовлетворяет английские языковые потребности военнослужащих, участвующих в международных коалиционных силах: поддержание мира, гуманитарная помощ, учения ....Книга дополнена аудиофайлом.Campaign is an award-winning path in English for the army. It meets the English language wishes of army team of workers on foreign operations peacekeeping, humanitarian information and coaching exercises....

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Whatever reasons are given for its action, the intervening power often finds it more difficult than it has anticipated to bring the operation to a successful conclusion. It finds that the local situation cannot be so easily brought under control as it had anticipated. As a result it finds itself increasingly heavily embroiled, often in embarrassing ways, in the complexities of local domestic politics. This political quagmire may prove even more sticky and intractable than the military quagmire.

When conventional disarmament is considered in isolation, the problem of verification is also less contentious. an inspection system covering conventional weapons need not demand a total surrender of sovereignty or security. The setting-up of control posts, the institution of air-inspection and similar measures should be sufficient to retain some check on conventional capacity, at least in the early stages, without the type of intrusive inspection of indust:rial and other installations, the questioning of citizens, or the other detailed verification measures which the Soviet Union has traditionally resisted.

It is in these cases that intervention from outside has been most frequent, since the outcome of such struggles is often seen as of vital strategic importance to major external powers, including the super-powers. Typical of this kind have been the civil wars in China (1946-50), Greece (1944-5), Vietnam (1959-75), Nicaragua (1961-79), El Salvador (1980- ), Angola (1975- ) and Mozambique (1975- ) . In all of these the struggle was in the first place between local groups proclaiming conflicting political beliefs; and it is in such struggles above all that external intervention, to promote the victory of one or other faction, became most common.

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