Skip to comments.The Unauthorized Third Leg of the Troika
Posted on 12/08/2010 12:31:24 PM PST by DJ Elliott
Disclaimer: This is a speculation piece. If 60 percent of this turns out correct, I will consider it good. Until (if) the Counter-terrorism Law is passed and a legal structure authorized, this force is limited to what the Prime Ministers Emergency Fund can support.]
Unity of command is stressed by militaries because; divided command structures have cost battles and wars throughout history. So why are militaries, especially ground forces, not unified?
There is a rarely discussed factor about military organization and why it is almost always divided. "Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely." Concentration of military power in one organization, especially ground forces, invites military coups and dictatorships. Even splitting the forces [power] between 2 ministries just means that the more powerful ministry gets to choose the dictator.
The catch is that overly divided militaries leave a countrys armed forces weak and dysfunctional in the face of foreign attack.
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I’m guessing the headline is not yours, but a troika has twelve legs.
Even if troika means twelve one of those twelve must be a third one.
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