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Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies - Volume 33, Issue 2, 2005
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Volume 33, Issue 2, 2005
Author Glen SegellSource: Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies 33, pp 1 –23 (2005)More Less
The main security problem that any state faces today is protecting its citizens in countering organised crime and terrorism. Wars between states are less frequent than in previous eras. Border defence and border security are distinct missions requiring different forces with different training and different equipment. Border defence is predominately against the armed forces of other states requiring tanks, aircraft and ships. Traditionally, border security includes the mission roles of immigration, crime, agriculture, finance, disease control and terrorism. Intelligence gathering and analysis using three methodologies - trends and patterns, frequency, and probability - provides a solution to the large and expensive armed forces for territorial border defence and defines the ability to succeed in border security.
Author Francois VreySource: Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies 33, pp 24 –54 (2005)More Less
Proponents of soft security strive to ensure the goal of individual security without resorting to armed coercion. Given the extended scope of security sectors falling within the ambit of soft security regional co-operation is indispensable - a phenomenon most visible in European security architecture and that of Northern Europe in particular. Not only European decision-makers, however, pursue the soft security option. As Africa entered the twenty-first century, co-operation and an implicit realisation of the importance of soft security threats increasingly configured its regional security arrangements. A new wave of warfare simultaneously entered the African realm and any security approach had to contend closely with the inhumane profiles of these so-called new wars. Subsequently, African security architecture had to straddle the resultant hard-soft security domains more acutely than that of Europe. This required appropriate military options and the adjustment of African armed forces towards softer security policy instruments. For Africa in particular, the maintenance of a hard divide (even if only conceptually) between hard and soft security as imposed by Northern Europe in particular, remains more declaratory than real.
Author Marita CarnelleySource: Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies 33, pp 55 –77 (2005)More Less
Author James JacobsSource: Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies 33, pp 78 –94 (2005)More Less
In wartime military organisations function in a dangerous and complex environment. Doctrines are designed to ensure standardisation of thinking about military conflict and the use of military power. Therefore, it is defined as an explicit set of concepts according to which actions in a given field are discussed and executed. However, without proper communication (conveying of information2) vital time and opportunities will be lost in a conflict situation.
Author Andre SlabbertSource: Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies 33, pp 95 –109 (2005)More Less
Commodity Managers (CMs) within the South African Navy (SAN) need new and innovative ways to achieve effective supply support to their customers. A look at international trends and what other organisations are doing, presents supply support options that will help in formulating an effective commodity management process. The survey, although not an exhaustive benchmarking exercise, does conclude that the process must be clearly defined, visible and comprehensible.
A selection of some significant and contemporary publications on the military history of Southern Africa : book review articleAuthor Thean PotgieterSource: Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies 33, pp 110 –132 (2005)More Less