Deborah L. Hanagan

Deborah comes to Hoover from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Presidio of Monterey, where she was the Installation Chief of Staff. Earlier in her career, Deborah served in the Persian Gulf War and was selected to be an Olmsted Scholar at the Political Science Institute, Aix-en-Provence, France, where she earned a Diploma of Advanced Studies in French military history, security and defense studies. She subsequently completed training as a European Foreign Area Officer. She has served as the Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation in Ljubljana, Slovenia, as a Political-Military Staff Officer for the US-European Command in Germany, and as a Military Bilateral Cooperation Program Manager at HQ, US Army Training and Doctrine Command. Deborah holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy and a master’s in international policy studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Among her awards are the Bronze Star Medal, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, and the Joint Service Commendation Medal. Her research at Hoover will focus on European security affairs.


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NATO in the Crucible

Author: Deborah L. Hanagan
ISBN: 978-0-8179-2295-5

Hanagan analyzes the involvement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in security operations during the War in Afghanistan, examining how military adaptation and operational change allowed the multinational coalition to maintain cohesion throughout a complex conflict that changed in character over time. Challenged by a multitude of forces that should have frayed cohesion, including internal frictions, operational inefficiencies, and participating nations’ reluctance to commit forces and engage in combat, the cohesion nonetheless endured.

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