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Military Defeat of the Tamil Tigers: From Velvet Glove to Iron Fist
The prevalent wisdom in Counterinsurgency (COIN) theory is that the ‘Iron-Fisted’ approach to defeating insurgencies is counter-productive. The recent success of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces (SLAF) suggests that under the ...
Relevance of the Singapore armed forces: a journey into Singaporeaness
The continued relevance of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) to the nation-state guarantees its existence as a national institution. In addition to traditional security considerations, this must take into account an ...
Reflections on the 40th SAF day and beyond
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is recognised as the ultimate guarantor of Singapore’s peace, security, prosperity, strategic interests and sovereignty. However, the character, if not the nature of this role must be ...