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Motivating soldiers: the example of the Israeli defence forces

@article{Catignani2004MotivatingST,
  title={Motivating soldiers: the example of the Israeli defence forces},
  author={Sergio Catignani},
  journal={Parameters},
  year={2004},
  volume={34},
  pages={108}
}
As early as 400 BCE, Xenophon had stated that "not numbers or strength bring victory in war; but whichever army goes into battle stronger in soul, their enemies generally cannot withstand them." (1) A strong soul, in modern times, is equivalent to high combat motivation. Likewise, combat motivation's centrality to a successful outcome in military operations, from patrolling to full-scale wars, cannot be overstated. Given the historical asymmetry of forces between Israel and its enemies, the way… Expand
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