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The Tyranny of Doctrine and Modern Strategy : Small (and Large) States in a Double Bind. / Honig, Jan.

In: Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol. 39, No. 2, 23.02.2016, p. 261-279.

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Honig, J 2016, 'The Tyranny of Doctrine and Modern Strategy: Small (and Large) States in a Double Bind', Journal of Strategic Studies, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 261-279. https://doi.org/10.1080/01402390.2015.1115036

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Honig, J. (2016). The Tyranny of Doctrine and Modern Strategy: Small (and Large) States in a Double Bind. Journal of Strategic Studies, 39(2), 261-279. https://doi.org/10.1080/01402390.2015.1115036

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Honig J. The Tyranny of Doctrine and Modern Strategy: Small (and Large) States in a Double Bind. Journal of Strategic Studies. 2016 Feb 23;39(2):261-279. https://doi.org/10.1080/01402390.2015.1115036

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Honig, Jan. / The Tyranny of Doctrine and Modern Strategy : Small (and Large) States in a Double Bind. In: Journal of Strategic Studies. 2016 ; Vol. 39, No. 2. pp. 261-279.

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