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Transforming the Singapore Armed Forces : matching technological prowess with organizational change
The SAF's recently unveiled Advanced Combat Man System is a potentially very useful technological application of information and networking technologies. However, without the necessary organizational and structural changes ...
The responsibility to protect : is there a viable strategy?
It is important, politically and morally, for countries to commit resources to non-conventional military operations such as post-war reconstruction or humanitarian relief. It is, however, also important for policymakers ...
Defence spending and military modernisation : should it be recession-proof?
Given the current global economic crisis, there is growing debate over whether defence budgets should be recession-proof. National security is a first-order priority for any country. Yet, militaries should never be given ...
Assessing military power
What constitutes military power is really the combination of technology and human skill at arms; forgetting the human element leads to military power that is potential rather than actual in nature. More importantly, focusing ...
Responding to the tragedy of military training-related death
Fatalities as a result of military training is always regrettable. If the armed forces is to be credible and effective in war, military training has to tough and realistic. It means that fatalities as a result of military ...