The Culture Of Military Organizations

October 17, 2019|
The Culture Of Military Organizations by Peter R. Mansoor
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Culture has an enormous influence on military organizations and their success or failure in war. Cultural biases often result in unstated assumptions that have a deep impact on the making of strategy, operational planning, doctrinal creation, and the organization and training of armed forces. Except in unique circumstances culture grows slowly, embedding so deeply that members often act unconsciously according to its dictates. Of all the factors that are involved in military effectiveness, culture is perhaps the most important. Yet, it also remains the most difficult to describe and understand, because it entails so many external factors that impinge, warp, and distort its formation and continuities. The sixteen case studies in this volume examine the culture of armies, navies, and air forces from the Civil War to the Iraq War and how and why culture affected their performance in the ultimate arbitration of war.
Title:The Culture Of Military Organizations
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:482 pages, 1 X 1 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:482 pages, 1 X 1 X 1 in
Published:October 17, 2019
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781108724487

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