Military Power

How does one assess military strength…?

I feel that Military Strength has 3 key determinants.

Read on…

Link to my original post in my Blog Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2016/09/what-is-military-strength.html

MILITARY STRENGTH 

Hardware”  “Software” – “Skinware”

Musings of a Veteran By VIKRAM KARVE

The Military Capability of a nation is dependent on 3 key ingredients:

  1. Hardware
  1. “Software”
  1. “Skinware”
  1. MILITARY HARDWARE comprises weapons, equipment, ordnance, platforms (ships/submarines/aircraft/space based platforms) etc – and is a Technology governed Qualitative and Quantitative component – depending on the “high-tech” QualityandQuantity of Military Equipment.

Military Hardware is a tangible factor – and – the Military Hardware and Technologies of a nation are well known.

  1. MILITARY “SOFTWARE”refers to the War-Fighting “System”– the operational doctrine, strategy and tactics and the organizational management aspects like Rules/Regulations, HR and Training Policies etc.

Military “Software” comprises both tangible (documented) and intangible (experiential) aspects.

  1. MILITARY “SKINWARE”comprises the Human ResourceElement of the Defence Services.

Of course – Military “Skinware includes the Military Men and Women in Uniform (Officers and Soldiers/Sailors/Airmen) – and also the Bureaucracy and various Civilians who provide support to the Armed Forces – and – most importantly – the Political Leadership which governs the entire gamut of Defence Services and Security Machinery.

Of course – “Skinware” numbers can be quantified – a nation may boast of the numerical strength of its Army, Navy and Air Force.

But – the vital characteristic of Military “Skinware” are intangible aspects – which comprise indefinable “hard to quantify” factors like morale, leadership quality, ideology, motivation, inspiration, welfare/care of servicemen and military veterans etc.

CONCLUSION

A nation must develop its Military Capability in a holistic manner – giving due importance to all 3 aspects – “Hardware” “Software” and “Skinware” – in a balanced and harmonious manner.

Dear Reader: Do you agree…?

VIKRAM KARVE

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Link to my original post in my Blog Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2016/09/what-is-military-strength.html

This is a revised re-post of my article MILITARY PROWESS – Hardware “Software” and “Skinware” posted online by me earlier at url: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2016/04/military-capability-hardware-software.html  and http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2016/07/determinants-of-military-strength.html

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