CONTENTS:- 1. National Defense and Security Integration 2. Democracy and the Armed Forces 3. Origins of Factionalism in Military 4. Procedures and Techniques for Arms Procurement in Military 5. Nuclear Issues and Defence Policy : Strategic Implementation 6. Organizational Culture in Military 7. Commitment, Involvement, Loyalty and Performance in Military 8. Transformational Leadership in Military 9. Rank, Status and Designation in Military 10. Assessing Civil Military Dynamics and Relations 11. Objective and Subjective Control of Military Services 12. Civilians and the Military in Shaping Post Authoritarian Regimes 13. Soldier and the Battle : Consequences and Results 14. Development of British Military : History and Growth 15. Air War History 16. Low Intensity Conflict and Study of War 17. Historical Method and Utility of the Military Profession 18. Military History in the Germany 19. Naval Strategy : Principles and Practices 20. Context, Coalitions and Political Impact on Military Technology 21. Foundations of Military Interventionism in Argentina 22. Military Policies of the Alfonsin Government 23. Substitutes for Leadership in Military and Defense
This introductory book has been intended to set the stage for the reflections on commitment in military systems that follow. The thread that runs through those reflections is simple : Commitment of members is a central problematic in military institutions, especially in a volunteer military of an advanced liberal democracy; military professionals must be concerned about the levels and types of commitment (although not necessarily study them through systematic research); and, we must analyze commitment in the context of unique operational requirements of military systems and the process of institutional change. This last point is crucial; if we use the wrong rhetoric, we deny our own myths and become, as it were, part of the problem.