Made, not born: why some soldiers are better than others

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Newsome, a research policy scientist at RAND, seeks answers to questions related to variability in combat performance. He looks at the impact of material endowments such as funding, gear, and weapons, then examines claims that democracies produce better commanders and more motivated personnel. In a discussion of the amount of power given to troops to make decisions, he presents evidence that decentralized personnel management does correlate with superior combat performance. Addressing the theory that soldier performance reflects intrinsic attributes, he argues that the capabilities of combat soldiers are acquired through military training, but does not entirely discount the role of a soldier's individual character. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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