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Strategic culture


  • Here are entered works on the aggregate of learned, socially transmitted cognitive and behavior patterns characteristic of military leaders, national security decision makers, countries, societies, and organizations, when determining how, when, where, and by what means to wage war.

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    • found: Work cat.: Johnson, Jeannie L. Strategic culture and weapons of mass destruction, 2008:galley (quote from Jack Snyder: "Strategic culture can be defined as the sum total of ideas, conditioned emotional responses, and patterns of habitual behavior that members of a national strategic community have acquired through instruction or imitation and share with each other with regard to strategy. In the area of strategy, habitual behaviour is largely cognitive behavior.")
    • found: Routledge Web site, June 28, 2008:Strategic culture and ways of war, by Lawrence Sondhaus page ("The concept of strategic culture dates from the 1970s, when Jack Snyder introduced it to explain why leaders of the Soviet Union did not always behave according to rational choice theory")
    • found: Know thy enemy, 2003:title (Know thy enemy, profiles of adversary leaders and their strategic cultures)
    • found: Encyclopedia of United States national security. Vol. 2, 2006:p. 683 ("Strategic culture; How states go about viewing national security issues and concerns. A direct descendant of political culture, strategic culture is based on the idea that a national style derives logically from the concept of political culture")
    • found: Center for Contemporay Conflict Web site, May Volume VII, Issue 2 (April 2008):Pakistan's strategic culture page ("Strategic culture is made up of the shared beliefs and assumptions that frame ... choices about international military behavior, particularly those concerning decisions to go to war, preferences for offensive, expansionist, or defensive modes of warfare, and levels of wartime casualties that would be acceptable")
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    • Here are entered works on the aggregate of learned, socially transmitted cognitive and behavior patterns characteristic of military leaders, national security decision makers, countries, societies, and organizations, when determining how, when, where, and by what means to wage war.
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    • 2008-06-19: new
    • 2008-06-20: revised
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