Het leger onder vuur - Kritiek op het Nederlandse militaire veiligheidsbeleid, 1966-1979 | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 125, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0040-7518
  • E-ISSN: 2352-1163


Between 1966 and 1979 Dutch military safety management was under fire, for which disaffected soldiers and people with anti-militaristic tendencies were responsible. They tried in numerous ways to modernize the military law, or even to abolish the army altogether. In the long 1970s the Dutch military experienced unprecedented criticism from within. This was considered to have resulted in a deterioration in the force’s preparedness and reliability. Strong measures and protection from media attention were necessary to save the army from decline. Obstruction by the government and the public prosecutor prevented the military from doing this, and isolated it in its attempt to combat disaffected soldiers and anti-militarists.


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