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The Young Generation and the German Navy

An interview with Thomas von Buttlar by Gertrud Maria Vaske

Professional Soldiers and Citizens in Uniform

Donald Abenheim and Carolyn C. Halladay

Innere Führung – Leadership Culture in Camouflage

Zentrum Innere Führung (Author team)

It is not only the equipment that will be renewed. The individual soldier is also coming under scrutiny. But do soldiers feel socialized? And what image does the German public actually have of German soldiers? Improving the reputation of soldiers is another goal of the Bundeswehr and the German Federal Ministry of Defense. 
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Almost 20,000 women serve Germany – but female leaders are less and less accepted by their male colleagues.


In modern-day conflicts, Innere Führung is more important than ever.    
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The Bundeswehr’s guiding principle is no longer in step with the times.
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How multinationality can succeed more easily during deployments. 
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The leadership culture of the Bundeswehr requires dynamic ongoing development.
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Non-police emergency response services also face new problems of leadership ethics that arise from hybrid threats.
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The favorite among military leaders: the participative leadership style in NATO headquarters.
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Basic ethical principles are becoming more relevant as a result of new challenges. 
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Military action requires values that are anchored in law and society.   
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The Bundeswehr needs a new self-image to appeal to the young generation.
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The debate surrounding Innere Führung strengthens the German armed forces. 
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The Future of the Bundeswehr and its Advocate

An interview with Hans-Peter Bartels by Gertrud Maria Vaske

They strive for virtues, discipline and reliability – how does this fit the new “Generation R”?


The Soldier’s Life – What Should Soldiers and Their Families Expect?

An interview with Peter Wendl by Gertrud Maria Vaske

Innere Führung commits the German soldier to respect for human rights, to fairness, tolerance and loyalty to democratic decisions. But given current conflicts and security-policy challenges, is Innere Führung still in step with the times, and can it realistically be put into practice? Who does the Bundeswehr really need – citizens in uniform or would global warriors be preferable? Leadership ethics among soldiers – what could other nations learn from the German concept?
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The “ego-tactician”, the “conformist” and the “ideal soldier” are, according to recent studies, the new soldier types in the Bundeswehr. The fighters of the future – read more e.g. in the interview with the Commissioner of the German Armed Forces.
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Global Warriors? German Soldiers and the Value of Innere Führung

Special: The Case of the Bundewehr – Who Serves Germany?