This paper, the author's dissertation for the Doctor of Philosophy degree from the RAND Graduate Institute, undertakes a number of tasks: (1) investigate defense manpower policies in both the regular (peacetime) and reserve (mobilization) ground forces of seven northern and central European NATO countries; (2) explain differences in light of national conditions; (3) develop a framework useful to individual nations for assessing consequences of alternative manpower policies; and (4) use the Norwegian case to demonstrate how the framework can be used.
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