Understanding Military Culture: A Canadian Perspective

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2004 - 198 σελίδες
Examines military culture from a theoretical and a practical point of view Considers conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq that have highlighted the importance of culture as a concept in analyzing the ability of military organizations to perform certain tasks Culture has been described as the bedrock of military effectiveness because it influences everything an armed service does. The recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq have highlighted the importance of culture as a concept in analyzing the ability of military organizations to perform certain tasks. In fact, a military's culture may determine its preferred way of fighting and dealing with other challenges, like incorporating new technologies, more than its doctrine or organizational structure. of view. It focuses on the Canadian and American military cultures, and it provides the first detailed examination of the culture of the Canadian Forces. It also compares their culture to that of the US armed forces. The book concludes that while the culture of the Canadian Forces has been Americanized to a certain extent, the culture of the US armed forces, due to changes in their personnel and roles, has experienced a certain degree of Canadianization at the end of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st centuries.
 

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Culture The Bedrock of Military Effectiveness
10
Influences on Military Culture
39
American Military Culture
71
Canadian Military Culture
87
Comparing Military Culture in Canada
111
The Future
130
Conclusions
152
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Allan D. English served in the Canadian Armed Forces for twenty-five years. He is a senior research fellow, Canadian Forces Leadership Institute, and assistant adjunct professor of history, Queen's University

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