This Backgrounder discusses the development of the defence attaché’s role and examines how various, mainly Western European, countries approach the position and its reform.
Table of Contents
What is a defence attaché (DA)?
What are the origins of the position, and how has it evolved?
What are the main roles of the DA today?
How do different countries approach the DA position?
How have countries gone about reforming the DA system?
Where is more information available?