Different Threats, Different Militaries:Explaining Organizational Practices in Authoritarian Armies

  title={Different Threats, Different Militaries:Explaining Organizational Practices in Authoritarian Armies},
  author={Caitlin Talmadge},
  journal={Security Studies},
  pages={111 - 141}
Why do some states generate competent, professional military organizations, while others fail to do so even when they have the required economic, demographic, and technological endowments? Variation in states’ military organizational practices—their core policies related to promotion patterns, training regimens, command arrangements, and information management—holds the key. This article develops a typology of such practices and explains why and how they vary in response to the internal and… Expand
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