This book is about the management of military organizations, both in theory and practice. It defines these organizations and charts the maps of the new strategic complexities related to leading a military organization in a dangerous society. It also tackles the issue of legality and oversight, in the context of the changing patterns of external oversight. Moreover, the book deals with the internationalization of armed forces and offers a presentation of research, development and innovation in the military organization.
In the context of attention to internal coordination and readiness for operations, the book discusses in detail military campaign operations and the normative design of the organization, and looks into the supply of operational and support services in military organizations in the re-demarcation of borders. It also draws on a number of lessons learned from the Afghanistan war in terms of logistics planning and oversight thereof.
The book addresses military organizations in actual operations, focusing on leadership when confronting chaos and risks. It also concerns how to utilize common sense during military operations and incidental events, and highlights the management of ethical professionalism in military operations. Furthermore, it addresses military law and military operations, and questions the relationship between trust and oversight in the military organization, questioning whether they are two harmonious or conflicting forces. The book also addresses military organizations’ responses to national crises and command and control in response to crises. It also includes a performance measurement of current operations through the approach of assessing the operations based on their effects.
The book addresses the subject of military organizations’ learning and organizational change. It also tackles the management of the wellbeing of military organizations’ members and their families. Moreover, it reviews the ability of military organizations to create a heterogeneous set of values.