The Roar of the Lion City

  title={The Roar of the Lion City},
  author={Sean Patrick Walsh},
  journal={Armed Forces \& Society},
  pages={265 - 285}
  • S. Walsh
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • Political Science
  • Armed Forces & Society
Although the Singapore Armed Forces is one of the most technologically advanced militaries in Southeast Asia, it suffers from a number of institutional weaknesses. Singapore's multiethnic but Chinese-dominated society and unique geographical and political characteristics result in challenges in both the recruitment and retention of high-quality personnel into the armed forces as well as in developing the proper role in the military for Singapore's Malay minority (whom the government… 

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