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Editor Engelbrecht Archive

Archive: Is there still consensus on defence in SA?

Defence commentators are asking whether there is still a national consensus on defence, a factor identified by South Africa’s military as a measure of its success. Academics specialising in defence matters, politicians, activists and journalists are all questioning whether it is closed season for transparency at the SA National Defence Force.

Links to useful manuals

The United States Marine Corps has produced some of the finest military manuals available today – and they are available on the Internet. Each is a lucid introduction –in clear, simple English, of its topic. The manuals are conceptualised as building blocks with MCDP 1 Warfighting as the foundation. Once the nature of warfare is understood, the reader is introduced to strategy, the operational level of war (campaigning) and tactics. Once grasped, the reader can next study the cornerstone concepts of intelligence, logistics, planning as well as command-and-control.             

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