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FOCUS Issue 111
FOCUS Issue 111
Singapore Air ForceAPR
Journals, Magazines
Flying the RSAF Flag High at Singapore Airshow 2022 / Ground Operation Safetyin 8 Supply Depot / Abort, Abort, Abort! / Safety Activities / 4 Pics 1 Word / Crossword Puzzle
Grand Strategy for Non-Great Power States in the Grey Zone
Grand Strategy for Non-Great Power States in the Grey Zone
Singapore Armed ForcesAPR
Journals, Magazines
States are increasingly vulnerable in the modern-day 21st century geopolitical environment, arising from globalization, connectivity and disruptions from the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). Economic interdependency and the global free flow of ideas and information have increased the vulnerabilit...
New Wars: Same Old Goals
New Wars: Same Old Goals
Singapore Armed ForcesMAR
Journals, Magazines
In this essay, the author cites Mary Kaldor1, who argues that armed conflicts in the post-Cold War era is fundamentally different from traditional Clausewitzian interstate conflicts. Unlike old wars, which were fought between state-controlled militaries for geopolitical and ideological reasons, '...
Striking the Balance Between Civilian Control and Military Adaptability
Striking the Balance Between Civilian Control and Military Adaptability
Singapore Armed ForcesFEB
Journals, Magazines
In this essay, the author highlights that while civilian leadership may help to drive top-down military innovation in peacetime, a civil-military relationship characterised by directive civilian control breeds a culture of deference and thus negatively affects a military's spontaneity in adapting...
FOCUS Issue 110
FOCUS Issue 110
Singapore Air ForceJAN
Journals, Magazines
Exercise Wallaby 2021 - An Overseas Exercise During the Pandemic / Strike as One Safely / Hosting the Inaugural Five Power Defence Arrangement Flypast / Safeguarding Against COVID-19 at RSAF Port of Entries / Safety Activities / 4 Pics 1 Word / Crossword Puzzle
The Many Dimensions of Strategy
The Many Dimensions of Strategy
Singapore Armed ForcesJAN
Journals, Magazines
In this essay, the author discusses the various dimensions of strategy. He examines Clausewitz’s five elementsof strategy in his seminal work On War. He also explores Colin Gray’s 17 Dimensions and Michael Howard’s FourDimensions of Strategy. The author then studies the ques􀆟on that some dimensi...
Defence Psychology
Defence Psychology
Singapore Armed Forces
Journals, Magazines
Foreword / Permanent Secretary (Defence) -- Foreword / Chief of Defence Force -- Preface / Director, Defence Psychology/Chief Psychologist -- Assessments for Personnel Decisions in MINDEF/SAF / Ms Carolyn Chah Choo Luan, Ms Vanessa Kho Yuru & Ms Grace Yip -- Supporting SAF Operations Through a Ps...
Threat Assessments And How They Can Become Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
Threat Assessments And How They Can Become Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
Singapore Armed ForcesOCT
Journals, Magazines
In this essay, the author feels that threat assessments are the foundation of a state's national security policy. To explain how threat assessments become self-fulfilling prophecies, he has organised the essay into five parts. In the first part, the author highlights the features of threat assess...
FOCUS Issue 109
FOCUS Issue 109
Singapore Air ForceOCT
Journals, Magazines
Safety in Flight Begins with Safety in Maintenance / An Unusual Medical Emergency / Laying the Grounds for a Strong Motor Transport Safety Culture / Mental Health Amidst COVID-19 / Safety Activities / 4 Pics 1 Word / Crossword Puzzle
Is Carl Von Clausewitz Still Relevant in The 21st Century?
Is Carl Von Clausewitz Still Relevant in The 21st Century?
Singapore Armed ForcesSEP
Journals, Magazines
The author highlights that many contemporary military strategists and practitioners value the philosophiescontained in Carl Von Clausewitz’s classic On War and its relevance to present day conflict. On the other hand, thereare also speculation and debates over Clausewitz’s relevance to contempora...
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