Obrana a strategie https://journals.unob.cz/index.php/oas <p align="justify">The open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed Obrana a strategie (in English: Defence &amp; Strategy) journal (founded in 2001) is published by the University of Defence, a state military university with a long tradition in scientific research in the field of defence and security and in cooperation with the partners from civilian universities and other reputable scientific centres in the Czech Republic and abroad.</p> en-US oas@unob.cz (Miroslava Pačková) miroslava.packova@unob.cz (Miroslava Pačková) Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 Central Europe Standard Time OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT STORM 1990 - 1991 https://journals.unob.cz/index.php/oas/article/view/1378 <p class="OaSText"><span lang="EN">In the article the author in his memoirs ponders the military-political aspects of the presence of toxic substances in the Gulf War in 1990-1991, measured by chemists from the 1st Czechoslovak independent chemical protection battalion. <span class="alt-edited1">The thesis provides</span> a&nbsp;comprehensive look at the history of its origin, its own <span class="alt-edited1">deployment of</span> in the war, and access to public administrations to its members after returning from the war.</span></p> Ivan Princ ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.unob.cz/index.php/oas/article/view/1378 Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:00:00 Central Europe Standard Time SCENARIOS AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR DETERMINATION OF CAPABILITIES https://journals.unob.cz/index.php/oas/article/view/1377 <p>The article deals with scenario issues and their practical use for determining the capabilities to fulfill the missions of the Armed Forces. In the introduction, the article informs the reader about the basic terminology, the theoretical framework and the views of foreign and domestic experts on the given issue. In the next part, the paper presents critical attitude to the draft Concept of using the CAF until 2030, in relation to defined capabilities. Subsequently, the structural and content aspects of the hypothetical scenario are discussed, with the recommendation to use this method for processing similar documents in the national environment.</p> Jaroslav Kolkus, Ján Spišák ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.unob.cz/index.php/oas/article/view/1377 Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:00:00 Central Europe Standard Time SYSTEM THINKING IN THE CZECH AND POLISH STRATEGIC DOCUMENTS https://journals.unob.cz/index.php/oas/article/view/1376 <p class="OaSText"><span lang="EN-GB">The growing complexity of the security environment has recently revived systems theories in many areas. Yet, the notion of security system has been used in strategic documents of the central European countries already for many years. This paper thus examines how the understanding of the security system has developed over time in Poland and the Czech Republic and how do the national concepts of security system relate to the theoretical understanding of systems. Finally, we examine how the idea of security system is translated into practice in the two countries.</span></p> Věra Karin Brázová, Rafał Wiśniewski ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.unob.cz/index.php/oas/article/view/1376 Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:00:00 Central Europe Standard Time HEZBOLLAH ROCKETS AND MISSILES https://journals.unob.cz/index.php/oas/article/view/1379 <p class="OaSText"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">The paper addresses the issue of the proliferation of the rocket technology deployed in guerrilla warfare throughout the Near East. It evaluates assumptions and identifies potential regressions with respect to the most recent hot phase in the violent conflict between Hezbollah and Israel, with a focus on primary methods based on rocket shelling and resistance efforts. In comparing the two military forces, Israel emerges as the stronger, even if artillery and tactical ballistic missiles with warheads containing substances defined as weapons of mass destruction were to be deployed as an extreme first measure by Hezbollah, in which case an Israeli or American response would destroy at least parts of Lebanon.</span></p> Ladislav Kulhánek ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.unob.cz/index.php/oas/article/view/1379 Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:00:00 Central Europe Standard Time USE OF UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES BY THE ISLAMIC STATE https://journals.unob.cz/index.php/oas/article/view/1381 <p class="OaSText">The proliferation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) on the battlefield does not exclude terrorist actors. Recently, there is an evident increase in the number of incidents when the so&nbsp;called Islamic State has used UAVs. This article tries to describe this relatively new phenomenon and present an overview of main types of the potential Islamic State’s UAV employment in Europe. Despite the fact, that the UAV use by terrorist actors will probably not have strategic impact by itself, it constitutes a new challenge for state security agencies.</p> David Mrva ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.unob.cz/index.php/oas/article/view/1381 Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:00:00 Central Europe Standard Time BEYOND THE REVOLUTION https://journals.unob.cz/index.php/oas/article/view/1382 <p>External actors appear to be one of the key factors in post-revolutionary Libya –&nbsp; country divided by a civil conflict. Aim of this research review is to summarize major Western academic publications that focus on the role and interests of external actors in Libya. The review reflects on the writings dealing with the interests of Western actors –France, UK, Italy, Germany, USA - and the activities of Russia, Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia or UAE, whose increasing influence in post-revolutionary Libya is related to the ongoing conflict and mutual rivalry.</p> Hana Votradovcová ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.unob.cz/index.php/oas/article/view/1382 Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:00:00 Central Europe Standard Time Book Review: Informační válka https://journals.unob.cz/index.php/oas/article/view/1383 Lukáš Dyčka ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.unob.cz/index.php/oas/article/view/1383 Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:00:00 Central Europe Standard Time